Definition Of abduction


the action or an instance of forcibly taking someone away against their will.

they organized the abduction of Mr. Cordes on his way to the airport

the movement of a limb or other part away from the midline of the body, or from another part.

Typically, the patient presents with the arm held close to the body in abduction and internal rotation.

Example Of abduction

  • A special law was enacted to make such abductions a capital offence, punishable by hanging.

  • Adduction is a more extensive movement than abduction because abduction is limited by the lateral side of the radius.

  • All have denied involvement in the abduction of the 54 -year-old father of three.

  • And actually, the statistics show that the number of child abductions has not gone up.

  • Any movement requiring abduction of the arm more than 90 degrees is painful.

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