abort, abortion

Never use abortion.

Don't use abort in content or user experiences for a general audience. If abort appears in a UI that you can't edit, use an alternative term to describe the customer action.

Use abort for a technical audience only if it's part of the application programming interface (API). Use an alternative term in comments and descriptions.

Alternative terms

  • End: use for communications and network connections.
  • Close: use for apps and programs.
  • Stop: use for hardware operations.
  • Cancel: use for requests and processes.