verb /æbˈdus/
To draw a conclusion, especially in metanalysis. Used chiefly in linguistics to refer to the hearers misunderstanding of the boundary or function of a morphological feature that results in its extension to a new environment and/or function.

If we abduce the eye unto either corner, the object will not duplicate. - Sir T. Browne

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  • Abduce — Ab*duce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abduced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abducing}.] [L. abducere to lead away; ab + ducere to lead. See {Duke}, and cf. {Abduct}.] To draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If we… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abduce — abdúce vb. tr. a duce (de undeva), a lua. (< lat. abducere) Trimis de tavi, 05.01.2009. Sursa: MDN  abdúce vb., ind. prez. 1 sg. şi 3 pl. abdúc Trimis de siveco, 05.01.2009. Sursa: Dicţiona …   Dicționar Român

  • abduce — index carry away Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • abduce — (v.) to draw away by persuasion, 1530s, from L. abductus, pp. of abducere to lead away (see ABDUCTION (Cf. abduction)). Related: Abduced; abducing …   Etymology dictionary

  • abduce — v. [L. abducere, to lead away] To draw or conduct away …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • abduce — /ab doohs , dyoohs /, v.t., abduced, abducing. Physiol. to draw or take away; abduct. [1530 40; < L abducere, equiv. to ab AB + ducere to lead] * * * …   Universalium

  • abduce — SYN: abduct. * * * ab·duce ab d(y)üs vt, ab·duced; ab·duc·ing ABDUCT …   Medical dictionary

  • abduce — æb djuːs / duːs v. draw away, pull away …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abduce — v. a. (Anat.) Withdraw, draw away, pull back, retract …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • abduce — ab·duce …   English syllables

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