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Definition of the verb abduce

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verb - inflections: abduced | abducing | abduces

  1. advance evidence for

Alternative definition of the verb abduce

verb

  1. [transitive] [obsolete] To draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part.
  2. [transitive] To draw a conclusion, especially in metanalysis. Used chiefly in linguistics to refer to the hearer's misunderstanding of the boundary or function of a morphological feature that results in its extension to a new environment and/or function.

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Google previewECAI 2004 (2004)

16th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 22-27, 2004, Valencia, Spain : Including Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems (PAIS 2004) : Proceedings by Ramon López de Mántaras, Lorenza Saitta

C n H is satisfiable in T RETURN H END Theorem 2 The concept H returned by the Algorithm abduce is a solution of the CAP (C, D, T). Proof. First, we ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

To abduce, adduce, conduce, deduce, induce, &c. To abstract, attract, contract, detract, distract, &c. The difference of meaning, it is obvious, arises from the different preposed or prefixed words ; ab, ad, con, de, dis, in. The Latin compound, then ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

abduce (ab-dus"), v. t.; pret. and pp. abduced, ppr: abducing. [& L. abducere, (ab, away, + ducere, lead: see ductile.] 1+. To draw or lead away by persuasion or argument.–2. To lead away or carry off by improper means; abduct. [Rare.]- ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

abduce gbduse (ab-dus'), v. t; pret. and 21p. abduccd, ppr. abducing. [( L. abducerc, ab, away, + duoerc, lead: see ductile] It. To draw or lead away by persuasion or argument.— 2. To lead away or carry off by improper means; abduct. [Rarc.] ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

To abduce, adduce, conduce, deduce, induce, &c. To abstract, attract, contract, detract, distract, &c. The difference of meaning, it is obvious, arises from the different preposed or prefixed words ; ab, ad, con, de, dis, in. The Latin compound, then ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Abduce, abdūs′, v.t. an earlierformofAbduct.

Google previewThe Century dictionary (1906)

abduce (ab-dus'), r. t. ; pret. and pp. abduced, ppr. abducing. [< L. abducere, < ab, away, + ducerc, lead: see ductile.'] If. To draw or lead away by persuasion or argument. — 2. To lead away or carry off by improper means; abduct. [Rare.] — 3f .

Google previewEncyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E. Smedley, Hugh J. Rose and Henry J. Rose. [With] Plates (1845)

by Edward Smedley

ABDUCE', v. \ Ab : duco, to lead from, to draw, Abduc'tion. J bring, or take away from, to withdraw. The noun is much used by writers on English law, and is applied to the forcible taking away of a wife or child; and to common kidnapping.

Google previewWalker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary (1830)

Corrected and Enlarged with Upwards of Three Thousand Words by Rev. John Davis (A.M., of Belfast, Eng.)

To Abduce, Ab-dûse; v. a. To draw to a different part, to withdraw one part from another. Abduce NT, Ab-dû'sént, a. Muscles abducent serve to open or pull back divers parts of the body. ABDucrost, Ab-dûk-tūr, s. 166. The muscles which draw ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Miscellaneous and lexicographical, vol. 1

ABDUCE', Ab: duco, to lead from, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

abduct; abduce. These words overlap in meaning, but are not interchangeable. Both may mean "to draw away (a limb, etc.) from its natural position" ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3D2U1C3E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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