Definitions for "ABEND"
Keywords:  crash, netware, erroneous, ora, error
Abnormal end, of a task or transaction. A CICS command to abnormally terminate a transaction. An MVS macro to abnormally terminate an MVS program and/or task.
Derived from "ABnormal END," an error message on the IBM360 Mainframe. It is the result of erroneous software logic or hardware failure and can be compared to Oracle's ORA-600 errors.
This abbreviated term is short for AB normally END. It is used to describe the situation where a program encounters an unexpected condition or system failure that cannot be handled by the program logic. The program terminates execution with an error message.