how to pronounce abort


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abort is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of abort in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… you're both so it wasn't an abort option …”

meanings of abort


  1. To miscarry; to bring forth (non-living) offspring prematurely.
  2. To end prematurely; to stop in the preliminary stages; to turn back.
  3. To terminate a process prior to completion.
  4. To cause an organism to develop minimally; to cause rudimentary development to happen; to prevent maturation.
  5. To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to cease organic growth before maturation; to become sterile.
  6. To abandon a mission at any point after the beginning of the mission and prior to its completion.
  7. To cause a premature termination of (a fetus); to end a pregnancy before term.
  8. To stop or fail at something in the preliminary stages.
  9. To terminate a mission involving a missile or rocket; to destroy a missile or rocket prematurely.


  1. An event involving the abort of a process.
  2. The product of a miscarriage; an aborted offspring; an abortion.
  3. An early termination of a mission, action, or procedure in relation to missiles or spacecraft; the craft making such a mission.
  4. The function used to abort a process.
  5. A miscarriage; an untimely birth; an abortion.

abort frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abort occurs in english on average 1.1 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 abort 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 abort can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

3) people, society, and culture;

4) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to abort


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