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A.4.6 Aborts

You can ask Mathematica to abort at any point in a computation, either by calling the function Abort[ ], or by typing appropriate interrupt keys.

When asked to abort, Mathematica will terminate the computation as quickly as possible. If the answer obtained would be incorrect or incomplete, then Mathematica returns $Aborted instead of giving that answer.

Aborts can be caught using CheckAbort, and can be postponed using AbortProtect.

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