• (RP) IPA: /əb.ˈdjuːs/
  • (America) IPA: /æb.ˈdus/, /æb.ˈdjus/, /əb.ˈdus/, /əb.ˈdjus/

abduce (abduces, present participle abducing; 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.]
    • 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.]
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