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Meaning of ABORT

Pronunciation:  u'bort

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
  2. [v]  terminate before completion, as of a computer process, a mission, etc.
 

ABORT is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: conceive, discharge, eject, end, expel, miscarry, release, terminate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*bort"\ ([.a]*b[^o]rt"), v. i. [L. abortare, fr.
    abortus, p. p. of aboriri; ab + oriri to rise, to be born.
    See {Orient}.]
    1. To miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely.
    
    2. (Biol.) To become checked in normal development, so as
       either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to
       become sterile.
    
    
  2. \A*bort"\, n. [L. abortus, fr. aboriri.]
    1. An untimely birth. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.
    
    2. An aborted offspring. [Obs.] --Holland.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

To terminate a program or process abnormally and usually suddenly, with or without diagnostic information. "My program aborted", "I aborted the transmission". The noun form in computing is "abort", not "abortion", e.g. "We've had three aborts over the last two days".

If a unix kernel aborts it is known as a panic.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abandon, belay, cancel, cease, close, conclude, cut it out, desist, determine, discontinue, drop it, end, finish, finish up, give over, go amiss, go astray, go wrong, halt, have done with, hold, knock it off, lay off, leave off, miscarry, perorate, quit, refrain, relinquish, renounce, resolve, scrap, scratch, scrub, stay, stop, terminate, wind up
 

 

 

 

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