1. existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
abstract words like `truth’ and `justice’
2. Withdraw; separate.
3. not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
a large abstract painting
4. dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention
abstract reasoning|abstract science
5. a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
he loved her only in the abstract–not in person
6. a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
7. That which comprises or concentrates in itself the essential qualities of a larger thing or of several things. Specifically: A summary or an epitome, as of a treatise or book, or of a statement; a brief.
8. consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
9. make off with belongings of others
10. consider apart from a particular case or instance
Let’s abstract away from this particular example
11. give an abstract (of)
12. To withdraw; to separate; to take away.
13. To perform the process of abstraction.