Variant of abstract
- thought of apart from any particular instances or material objects; not concrete
- expressing a quality thought of apart from any particular or material object: beauty is an abstract word
- not easy to understand because of being extremely complex, remote from concrete reality, etc.; abstruse
- theoretical; not practical or applied
- designating or of art abstracted from reality, in which designs or forms may be definite and geometric or fluid and amorphous: a generic term that encompasses various nonrealistic contemporary schools
Origin: < L abstractus, pp. of abstrahere, to draw from, separate < ab(s)-, from + trahere, to draw
- a brief statement of the essential content of a book, article, speech, court record, etc.; summary
- an abstract thing, condition, idea, etc.
- to take away; remove
- to take dishonestly; steal
- to think of (a quality) apart from any particular instance or material object that has it; also, to form (a general idea) from particular instances
- to summarize; make an abstract of
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