Associations to the word «Abort»

Wiktionary

ABORT, noun. (obsolete) A miscarriage; an untimely birth; an abortion. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 17th century.]
ABORT, noun. (now rare) The product of a miscarriage; an aborted offspring; an abortion. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
ABORT, noun. (military) (aeronautics) An early termination of a mission, action, or procedure in relation to missiles or spacecraft; the craft making such a mission.
ABORT, noun. (computing) The function used to abort a process.
ABORT, noun. (computing) An event involving the abort of a process.
ABORT, verb. (intransitive) To miscarry; to bring forth offspring prematurely. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
ABORT, verb. (transitive) To end prematurely; to stop in the preliminary stages; to turn back. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
ABORT, verb. (intransitive) To stop or fail at something in the preliminary stages. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
ABORT, verb. (intransitive) (biology) 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. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
ABORT, verb. (transitive) (biology) To cause an organism to develop minimally; to cause rudimentary development to happen; to prevent maturation. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
ABORT, verb. (intransitive) (military) To fail or abandon a mission for any reason other than enemy action, at any point after the beginning of the mission and prior to its completion. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
ABORT, verb. (transitive) (aeronautics) To terminate a mission involving a missile or rocket; to destroy a missile or rocket prematurely. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
ABORT, verb. (transitive) To cause a premature termination of a foetus; to bring forth offspring prematurely; to end a pregnancy before term.
ABORT, verb. (transitive) (computing) To terminate a process prior to completion.

Dictionary definition

ABORT, noun. The act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed; "I wasted a year of my life working on an abort"; "he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area".
ABORT, verb. Terminate before completion; "abort the mission"; "abort the process running on my computer".
ABORT, verb. Cease development, die, and be aborted; "an aborting fetus".
ABORT, verb. Terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion.

Wise words

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