What is the meaning of the word abductive?

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  1. (anatomy) Related or pertaining to abductor muscles and their movement. [Mid 19th century.]
  2. (logic) Characterizing a logical process as being one of abduction or inference. [Early 20th century.]
  3. (rare) Abducting, pertaining to an abduction (a kidnapping).
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