What is ABDUCTION?

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noun. 1. mobility of a specific body part or limb apart from the bodily figure. 2. the action of carrying away or seizing someone with use of physical power. Additional forms- abduct, a verb sense of the word- abductive inference- also known as abductive reasoning, seeks to prove a reasonable hypothesis that is based on reliable data.

ABDUCTION: "The abduction of the little girl made waves in the national news circuit- people everywhere rejoiced when she was reunited with her parents. The wife hypothesized that her husband must not have paid the water bill on time since none of the faucets will turn on this morning."

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