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  • Abort[ ] generates an interrupt to abort a computation.
  • You can call Abort anywhere within a computation. It has the same effect as an interactive interrupt in which you select the abort option.
  • You can use Abort as an "emergency stop" in a computation.
  • Once Abort has been called, Mathematica functions currently being evaluated return as quickly as possible.
  • In an interactive session, the final result from an aborted computation is $Aborted.
  • You can use CheckAbort to "catch" returns from an abort.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.5.13.
  • See also: Throw, TimeConstrained, MemoryConstrained, Return.