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Definitions of abstract:
  • noun:   a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
    Example: "He loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
  • noun:   a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
  • verb:   consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
  • verb:   consider apart from a particular case or instance
    Example: "Let's abstract away from this particular example"
  • verb:   give an abstract (of)
  • verb:   make off with belongings of others
  • adjective:   not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
    Example: "A large abstract painting"
  • adjective:   existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
    Example: "Abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"
  • adjective:   dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention
    Example: "Abstract reasoning"
  • adjective:   based on specialized theory

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