Seizure meaning

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Seizure is defined as the taking of something by force.

An example of seizure is a car being taken by the IRS for very delinquent taxes.

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The definition of a seizure is a sudden attack due to disease or other health issue.

An example of a seizure is a body convulsion brought on by epilepsy.

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The act or an instance of seizing or the condition of being seized.
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A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion, as in epilepsy or another disorder.
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A sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness. A seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is often diagnosed on an electroencephalogram.
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The act of confiscating a person’s property by legal process; a forcible taking of property into custody by a court.
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A signal over a line or trunk between connected equipment indicating a service or access request. The first step in establishing a stable call, a seizure or series of seizures creates a signaling path between the components, allowing supervision signaling. A seizure involves a physical state change in the circuit as a device goes off-hook and the circuit transitions from an idle state to a busy state and current flows, for example. See also line, signal, signaling and control, and trunk.
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The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.

The seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.

The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.

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A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).

He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epilectic seizure occurred.

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A sudden onset of pain or emotion.

He felt the sudden seizure of pain as the heart attack began.

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That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.
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An instance of abnormal, especially excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements and the loss of awareness or the ability to pay attention.
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Origin of seizure

  • seize +"Ž -ure

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