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Definition 1: the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife - [noun denoting act]

(abduction is a kind of ...) the act of taking of a person by force

Definition 2: (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body - [noun denoting act]

(abduction is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

(abduction belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

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