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abort

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

(ă-bort)

1 to terminate a process or disease before its full course has been run.

2 to remove or expel an embryo or fetus from the uterus before...

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abort

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

(ă-bort)

1 to terminate a process or disease before its full course has been run.

2 to remove or expel an embryo or fetus from the uterus before...

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abort

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

V.

1 to terminate a mission for any reason other than enemy action.

2 to discontinue aircraft takeoff or missile launch.

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abort

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

(of a process) To undergo or cause abnormal termination. Abortion may be a voluntary act by the process, which realizes that it cannot reach a successful conclusion, or may be brought about...

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abort

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A premature end of a space flight due to danger to the crew, the mission, or the environment, such as an accident or systems failure. This can occur during launch or during a mission. The A...

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abort

John Daintith and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of Computing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 48 words.

(of a process) To undergo or cause *abnormal termination. Abortion may be a voluntary act by the process,

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E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 154 words.

A premature end of a space flight due to danger to the crew, the mission, or the environment, such as

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abort

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 12 words.

To abandon an aircraft landing or take-off because of a problem.

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Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 96 words.

= (1) (of a pregnancy, project, or mission) to end prematurely; (2) (of a fetus) to cause to be expelled

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abort

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 120 words.

abort, apport, assort, athwart, aught, besought, bethought, bort, bought, brought, caught, cavort, comport, consort, contort, Cort, court, distraught,

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 120 words.

abort, apport, assort, athwart, aught, besought, bethought, bort, bought, brought, caught, cavort, comport, consort, contort, Cort, court, distraught,

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