abductive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abduct +‎ -ive

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈdʌk.tɪv/, /ˈæbˌdək.tɪv/

Adjective[edit]

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abductive (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Related or pertaining to abductor muscles and their movement. [Mid 19th century.][1]
  2. (logic, computing) Characterizing a logical process as being one of abduction or inference. [Early 20th century.][1]
  3. (rare) Abducting, pertaining to an abduction (a kidnapping).
    • 2010, Steve Hendricks, A Kidnapping in Milan: The CIA on Trial (ISBN 0393065812), page 169:
      The logs showed that between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the abductive day, 10,718 SIMs connected with the seven [] Some people in the kidnap zone would of course have called each other innocently, but []

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3

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abductive f

  1. feminine form of abductif

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abductive

  1. vocative masculine singular of abductivus