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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

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.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)

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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Strike Fighter Wing recommends several reasons to execute a high-speed abort. Every pilot has their specific high-speed abort criteria that we mentally (or verbally for D and F models) recite as we cross the holdshort.
The last airspeed seen before initiating the abort is likely the last one we remember, and that is the speed we reference when deciding what braking technique to use.
Passing 120 knots, with an abort speed of 133 knots, I felt an increase in the nose wheel shimmy on my jet.
Abort procedures are very similar among many Air Force aircraft, with minor differences such as thrust reversers or tail hooks to help the situation.
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"Abort" was the last word I was hoping to hear that day, but I executed the boldface immediately.
The cost of all of this new equipment came to a grand total of $260,000, qualifying our takeoff abort as a Class B mishap.