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rare with object Anatomy= "abduct". Now rare.
2rare with object Adduce. Now rare.
with object Chiefly Philosophy. Originally with reference to the writings of C. S. Peirce: to form or infer (a hypothesis or explanation) by a process of abduction.
Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin abdūcere abduct.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.