how to pronounce abduction


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abduction is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of abduction in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… into the sort of abduction of Persephone …”

meanings of abduction


  1. Leading away; a carrying away.
  2. The wrongful, and usually forcible, carrying off of a human being.
  3. A syllogism or form of argument in which the major premise is evident, but the minor is only probable.
  4. The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; the movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.

abduction frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word abduction occurs in english on average 2.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics abduction can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that abduction can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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