browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
abort

more about abort

abort


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abort  \A*bort"\,  n.  [L.  abortus,  fr  aboriri.] 
  1.  An  untimely  birth.  [Obs.]  --Sir  H.  Wotton. 
 
  2.  An  aborted  offspring.  [Obs.]  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abort  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abort 
  v  1:  terminate  before  completion,  as  of  a  computer  process,  a 
  mission,  etc 
  2:  terminate  a  pregnancy  by  undergoing  an  abortion 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  abort 
 
    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}. 
 
  (1997-01-07) 
 
 




more about abort