abduce

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(1530's) From Latin abdūcō (lead away), formed from ab (from, away from) + dūcō (lead).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

abduce (third-person singular simple present abduces, present participle abducing, simple past and past participle abduced)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To draw; to conduct away; to take away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part; to move a limb out away from the center of the body;abduct. [Mid 16th century.][1]
    • If we abduce the eye unto either corner, the object will not duplicate. - Sir T. Browne
  2. (transitive) To draw a conclusion, especially in metanalysis; to deduce. [Mid 20th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “abduce” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 3.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

abduce

  1. third-person singular present indicative of abdurre

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

abdūce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of abdūcō

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

abduce

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of abducir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of abducir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of abducir.