Abstraction is necessary for the classification of things into genera and species.
“honesty” and “whiteness” are abstractions.
- (engineering) Removal of water from a river, lake, or aquifer.
Examples of abstractions can be feelings such as sadness or happiness.
An example of an abstraction that is a piece of art is the painting “Introspection” by Marten Jansen.
An example of abstraction is when your finances may dominate your thoughts and prevent you from focusing on other ideas or tasks.