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abductive (not comparable)
- (anatomy) Related or pertaining to abductor muscles and their movement. [Mid 19th century.]
- (logic, computing) Characterizing a logical process as being one of abduction or inference. [Early 20th century.]
- (rare) Abducting, pertaining to an abduction (a kidnapping).
- 2010, Steve Hendricks, A Kidnapping in Milan: The CIA on Trial, →ISBN, 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 […]
- Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002) , “abductive”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 3