- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əb.ˈdjuːs/
- (US) IPA(key): /æb.ˈdus/, /æb.ˈdjus/, /əb.ˈdus/, /əb.ˈdjus/
- Rhymes: -uːs
- (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.]
- If we abduce the eye unto either corner, the object will not duplicate. - Sir T. Browne
- (transitive) To draw a conclusion, especially in metanalysis; to deduce. [Mid 20th century.]
transitive, obsolete: to draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part
- “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.