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Abort can mean:

  • Abortion, the termination of pregnancy (human, of mammals, etc.)
  • Late termination of pregnancy (although common, it is considered improper usage to call this abortion).
  • Early termination of some process, e.g.:
    • The early termination of a spaceflight, particularly a mode resulting in the return of the spacecraft to Earth. For more information, see Space Shuttle abort modes and Apollo abort modes.
    • The termination of an aircraft take-off attempt.
    • Abort (computing), to terminate a computer processing or data transfer activity.
  • "Abort" is antiquated German for a toilet, from German ab- = "away" and noun Ort = "place".
  • Abort, a 1970 Norwegian film.
  • Abort (album), a 1991 album from the band Tribe
  • Paper Abortion, a termination of parental rights and responsibilities to give men equal rights to women.