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abort

[ə′bȯrt]
(aerospace engineering)
To cut short or break off an action, operation, or procedure with an aircraft, space vehicle, or the like, especially because of equipment failure.
An aircraft, space vehicle, or the like which aborts.
An act or instance of aborting.
(computer science)
To terminate a procedure, such as the running of a computer program or the printing of a document, while it is still in progress.

abort

i. When used as a command, it means stop doing whatever you are doing (e.g., abort takeoff).
ii. To terminate a preplanned maneuver. To cut short or break off an action, mission, operation, or procedure with an aircraft, especially because of equipment failure or adverse weather conditions. It may occur at any point after the beginning of the mission and prior to its completion.
iii. To return or to fly to a friendly base before completing the assigned mission for reasons other than enemy action.
iv. To discontinue an aircraft takeoff or a missile launch.

abort

(programming)
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.

abort

(1) To exit a function or application without saving any data that has been changed.

(2) To stop a transmission.
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The only difference is that under the one-child policy every child after one was aborted. Now they kill every baby after two.
On Wednesday Mail Today had reported that on Saturday night flight UA- 83 was forced to abort the take off at around 11.35 pm following a phone call from an Indian government agency.
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"I wanted to abort but the doctor didn't support my decision," Aveiro revealed in her recently launched autobiography.
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The Dubai Court of first Instance convicted the 44-year-old Bangladeshi driver, M.A., of having consensual sex with his 30-year-old compatriot, L.S., then forcing her at knifepoint to swallow medical pills to abort her two-month-old foetus.
It came as a Royal Navy submarine joined US forces in targeting the dictator's air defences, but a mission involving RAF Tornado jets had to be aborted to avoid civilian casualties.
She said she contacted her family in Bangladesh and they told her to meet a woman in Bahrain for pills to abort the foetus.
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But reports over the weekend that babies had been aborted because scans showed they had club feet, a condition that can be readily corrected by surgery or physiotherapy, angered Ms Jepson, who was born with a jaw defect that was successfully treated in her late teens.
Instead of grieving for a baby she was forced to abort, she is celebrating a precious child who survived against the odds.