1. Noun.  (obsolete) A miscarriage; an untimely birth; an abortion.
  2. Noun.  (context, now) The product of a miscarriage; an aborted offspring; an abortion.
  3. Noun.  (computing) The function used to abort a process.
  4. Noun.  (computing) An event involving the abort of a process.
  5. Noun.  (military) An early termination of a mission.
  6. Verb.  (intransitive) To miscarry; to bring forth something prematurely.
  7. Verb.  (transitive) To cause a premature termination whether of a foetus or more generally of anything that has been begun.
  8. Verb.  (intransitive, biology) To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to become sterile.
  9. Verb.  (transitive, computing) To terminate a process prior to completion.
  10. Verb.  (military) To terminate a mission for any reason other than enemy action. It may occur at any point after the beginning of the mission and prior to its completion.

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