1. existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment

abstract words like `truth’ and `justice’

2. Withdraw; separate.

adjective satellite

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.


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