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Abduction in Wiktionary


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From Latin abductiō (robbing; abduction), from abdūcō (take or lead away). Compare French abduction.

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abduction (plural abductions)

  1. (A date for this quote is being sought): The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away. — Roget
  2. (physiology) The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.
  3. (law) The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being.
    • the abduction of a child
    • the abduction of an heiress
  4. (logic) A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.
    • 2005, Ronnie Cann, Ruth Kempson, Lutz Marten, The Dynamics of Language, an Introduction, p. 256
      The significance of such a step is that it is not morphologically triggered: it is a step of abduction, and what is required here is a meta-level process of reasoning.
  5. (computing) The process of inference to the best explanation; abductive reasoning.
  6. (education) The process used in getting students to see disciplinary regularity through the use of metaphor.
  7. Determining the best or most plausible of many possible explanations for a set of facts.

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  • IPA: abdyksjɔ̃

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From Latin abductiō (robbing; abduction), from abdūcō (take or lead away).

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abduction f. (plural abductions)

  1. (physiology) Abductive movement; abduction.
  2. (logic, computing) Abductive reasoning; abduction.
  3. (ufology) An alien abduction.

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  1. abduction

2 comentarios:

  1. yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! abduction is a metalogic! because there aren't limits in any abduction reasoning; as imaginative powers are in line with the "cosmical" number of possibilities within our neuronal networks, that is, almost infinite, it is enough to include the "prefix-" "META" TO LOGIC to understand what i think is the core of the logic of abduction. Abduction is thus a metalogic. As this kamikaze blog, or abduction-proned blog is a metablog. As any mixed culture is a metaculture. As a interdisciplinary team is a metateam. I like also to relate abduction with three dimensioanality (non-euclidean geometry); induction with the (euclidean) "virtual" plane (see "planiland" video by Dr. Quantum); and deduction as a line (a route, for example)

  2. (determining most plausible explanation) ¡that is! I like very much that too. The most plausible explanation. Some days ago i heard maybe the most single and powerful sentence in tv along all my life. One woman said: "Pequeñas Soluciones para Grandes Problemas". "Small, single solutions for big problems". Petit solutions pour le grand problemes" Picola soluchione per le grandi problemi" Maybe the difficulties to understand the power of this single sentence, are related with our own lineal bipolar abduction; as shown trought remnants of fear among a part of people; people that I relate with senior lefty intelectuals that still didn't take the "2.0-Boat"; that is, people still not connected within web 2.0...¿don't you?