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a·bor·tion

 (ə-bôr′shən)
n.
1.
a. Induced termination of a pregnancy with destruction of the embryo or fetus.
b. Any of various procedures that result in the termination of a pregnancy. Also called induced abortion.
3. Cessation of normal growth, especially of an organ or other body part, prior to full development or maturation.
4. The premature ending or abandonment of an undertaking.
5. Something that is regarded as poorly made or done.

abortion

(əˈbɔːʃən)
n
1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) an operation or other procedure to terminate pregnancy before the fetus is viable
2. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the premature termination of pregnancy by spontaneous or induced expulsion of a nonviable fetus from the uterus
3. (Medicine) the products of abortion; an aborted fetus
4. (Biology) the arrest of development of an organ
5. a failure to develop to completion or maturity: the project proved an abortion.
6. a person or thing that is deformed
aˈbortional adj

a•bor•tion

(əˈbɔr ʃən)

n.
1. the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy.
2. any of various procedures for terminating a pregnancy.
3. Also called spontaneous abortion. miscarriage (def. 1).
4. an immature and nonviable fetus.
5. a malformed or monstrous person or thing.
6. the arrested development of an embryo or an organ at a more or less early stage.
7. the stopping of an illness, infection, etc., at a very early stage.
8. anything that fails to develop, progress, or mature.
[1540–50; < Latin]

Abortion

See also birth; pregnancy

1. destruction of a fetus. Also called feticide.
2. that which produces an abortion; an abortifacient
Cf. aborticide, 2.
the killing of a fetus; especially illegal abortion. Also called aborticide. — feticidal, foeticidal, adj.

abortion

The termination of a pregnancy before the fetus is viable (able to survive outside the uterus).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abortion - termination of pregnancyabortion - termination of pregnancy    
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, miscarriage - a natural loss of the products of conception
induced abortion - a deliberate termination of pregnancy
2.abortion - failure of a planabortion - failure of a plan      
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"

abortion

noun
1. termination, miscarriage, feticide, aborticide, deliberate miscarriage They had been going out a year when she had an abortion.
2. failure, disappointment, fiasco, misadventure, monstrosity, vain effort the abortion of the original nuclear project
Translations
إِجْهاضإجْهَاض
interrupcepotrat
abort
aborttikeskenmenoraskaudenkeskeytys
pobačaj
abortusz
fóstureyîing
妊娠中絶
유산
abortas
abortusmisbakselmiskraamabortie
abandonembriongermen
potrat
splav
abort
การทำแท้ง
kürtajçocuk aldırma
sự phá thai

abortion

[əˈbɔːʃən]
A. N
1. (Med)
1.1. (= termination) → aborto m (provocado)
illegal abortionaborto m ilegal
to have an abortionhacerse un aborto, abortar (no de forma espontánea)
to perform or carry out an abortionpracticar un aborto
1.2. (frm) (also spontaneous abortion) → aborto m (espontáneo)
2. (= failure) → fracaso m, malogro m
B. CPD abortion clinic Nclínica f donde se practican abortos
abortion law Nley f del aborto
abortion pill Npíldora f abortiva

abortion

[əˈbɔːrʃən]
n (MEDICINE)avortement m
to have an abortion → se faire avorter anti-abortion
modif [bill, law] → sur l'avortement; [counselling] → sur l'avortement abortion clinic, abortion pillabortion clinic nclinique f d'avortement

abortion

nSchwangerschaftsabbruch m, → Abtreibung f (pej); (= miscarriage)Fehlgeburt f, → Abort m (form); (fig: of plan, project etc) → Fehlschlag m, → Reinfall m (inf); (pej, = person) → Missgeburt f (pej); to get or have an abortionabtreiben lassen, eine Abtreibung vornehmen lassen

abortion

[əˈbɔːʃn] n (Med) → aborto
to have an abortion (termination) → abortire (miscarriage) → avere un aborto (spontaneo)

abort

(əˈboːt) verb
1. to lose or bring about the loss of (an unborn child) from the womb.
2. (of a plan etc) to (cause to) come to nothing.
3. to stop or abandon (a space mission, eg the firing of a rocket) before it is completed.
aˈbortion (-ʃən) noun
aˈbortive (-tiv) adjective
unsuccessful. an abortive attempt to climb the mountain.

abortion

إِجْهاض interrupce abort Schwangerschaftsabbruch έκτρωση aborto abortti avortement pobačaj aborto 妊娠中絶 유산 abortus abort aborcja aborto аборт abort การทำแท้ง kürtaj sự phá thai 堕胎

a·bor·tion

n. aborto, interrupción prematura del embarazo.

abortion

n aborto provocado or inducido, aborto, interrupción voluntaria del embarazo; habitual — aborto habitual; incomplete — aborto incompleto; partial birth — aborto por nacimiento parcial; spontaneous — aborto espontáneo; therapeutic — aborto terapéutico; threatened — amenaza de aborto; to have an — tener un aborto
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Despite legal restrictions that limit women's access to abortion, the incidence of the procedure in Pakistan is high, and the abortion rate has increased during the past decade.
Despite having an overall abortion rate of well above average the teen pregnancy abortion rate in Coventry is actually slightly below average at 49.
The abortion rate also declined among adolescents aged 15-19 years by 34%, the largest reduction in any age group.
Utilizing complete US abortion data from 2008 and less-complete data from 2011, this Guttmacher report found changes in two dimensions during this time: the abortion rate and the unintended pregnancy rate.
New Zealand's abortion rate has plunged to its lowest in 20 years.
abortion rate declined to its lowest level since 1973, and the number of abortions fell by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011, according the latest national survey of abortion providers conducted by a prominent research institute.
Abortion rate is lower among women from biologically intact or intact, adoptive families: Whereas about 26 percent of women from broken families report some abortion history, only 16 percent of women from biologically intact families or intact, adoptive families report abortion history.
Abortion rate data for Canada are subject to a number of limitations.
Following a period of substantial decline, the global abortion rate has stalled, and the number of unsafe abortions continues to rise, a recent study found.
The authors, whose findings are based on national surveys, official statistics and hospital records, wrote: "The substantial decline in the abortion rate observed earlier has stalled, and the proportion of all abortions that are unsafe has increased.
They concluded that while the abortion rate had fallen since 1995, that drop had now levelled off, and overall, the rise in world population meant that there were 2.