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Definitions for Abstract
æbˈstrækt, ˈæb strækt; ˈæb strækt; æbˈstrækt for 11-14 , ˈæb strækt for 15Abstract

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abstraction, abstractnoun

    a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

    "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"

  2. outline, synopsis, abstract, precisadjective

    a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

  3. abstractadjective

    existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment

    "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"

  4. abstract, abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjectiveadjective

    not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature

    "a large abstract painting"

  5. abstractverb

    dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention

    "abstract reasoning"; "abstract science"

  6. abstractverb

    consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically

  7. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, liftverb

    make off with belongings of others

  8. abstractverb

    consider apart from a particular case or instance

    "Let's abstract away from this particular example"

  9. abstractverb

    give an abstract (of)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abstractadjective

    withdraw; separate

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  2. Abstractadjective

    considered apart from any application to a particular object; separated from matter; existing in the mind only; as, abstract truth, abstract numbers. Hence: ideal; abstruse; difficult

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  3. Abstractadjective

    expressing a particular property of an object viewed apart from the other properties which constitute it; -- opposed to concrete; as, honesty is an abstract word

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  4. Abstractadjective

    resulting from the mental faculty of abstraction; general as opposed to particular; as, "reptile" is an abstract or general name

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  5. Abstractadjective

    abstracted; absent in mind

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  6. Abstractadjective

    to withdraw; to separate; to take away

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  7. Abstractadjective

    to draw off in respect to interest or attention; as, his was wholly abstracted by other objects

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  8. Abstractadjective

    to separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or attribute

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  9. Abstractadjective

    to epitomize; to abridge

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  10. Abstractadjective

    to take secretly or dishonestly; to purloin; as, to abstract goods from a parcel, or money from a till

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  11. Abstractadjective

    to separate, as the more volatile or soluble parts of a substance, by distillation or other chemical processes. In this sense extract is now more generally used

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  12. Abstractverb

    to perform the process of abstraction

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  13. Abstractadjective

    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

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  14. Abstractadjective

    a state of separation from other things; as, to consider a subject in the abstract, or apart from other associated things

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  15. Abstractadjective

    an abstract term

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

  16. Abstractadjective

    a powdered solid extract of a vegetable substance mixed with sugar of milk in such proportion that one part of the abstract represents two parts of the original substance

    Etymology: [See Abstract, a.]

Freebase

  1. Abstract

    An abstract is a brief summary of a research article, thesis, review, conference proceeding or any in-depth analysis of a particular subject or discipline, and is often used to help the reader quickly ascertain the paper's purpose. When used, an abstract always appears at the beginning of a manuscript or typescript, acting as the point-of-entry for any given academic paper or patent application. Abstracting and indexing services for various academic disciplines are aimed at compiling a body of literature for that particular subject. The terms précis or synopsis are used in some publications to refer to the same thing that other publications might call an "abstract". In management reports, an executive summary usually contains more information than the abstract does.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abstract

    abs-trakt′, v.t. to draw away: to separate: to purloin.—adj. Abstract′ed, drawn off (with from): removed: absent in mind.—adv. Abstract′edly.—ns. Abstract′edness; Abstrac′tion, act of abstracting: state of being abstracted: absence of mind: the operation of the mind by which certain qualities or attributes of an object are considered apart from the rest: a purloining.—adj. Abstract′ive, having the power of abstracting.—n. anything abstractive: an abstract.—adv. Abs′tractly.—n. Abs′tractness. [L. abs, away from, trahĕre, tractum, to draw. See Trace.]

  2. Abstract

    abs′trakt, adj. general, as opposed to particular or individual (the opposite of abstract is concrete—a red colour is an abstract notion, a red rose is a concrete notion; an abstract noun is the name of a quality apart from the thing, as redness).—n. summary: abridgment: essence. [L. abstractus, as if a quality common to a number of things were drawn away from the things and considered by itself.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. abstract

    A brief register of the warrant officer's stores, by which the supplies, expenses, and remains are duly balanced. An abstract log contains the most important subjects of a ship's log.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Abstract' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4596

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Abstract' in Adjectives Frequency: #624

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Abstract in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Abstract in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Abstract in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Theologians have done more harm than religious beliefs. Just as metaphysicians have confused our minds with abstract concepts.

  2. Amy Hagstrom Miller:

    The kinds of people that are going to bring these lawsuits are the people my staff see every day, they scream at them on the way to work, they know their names, they know what car they drive, and so this isn't abstract to our clinic staff and physicians.

  3. Alexis karpouzos:

    When you look deeply into yourself you may be able to see that there is, in this moment, a quality of aliveness that is animating you that is not philosophical and is not abstract. It's independent of what you think about it, what you believe about it and what you feel about it. It's always there! it is animating your breath, It is coursing the spirit, it is what makes it possible for you to think and speak and see and hear. This is the invisible touch.

  4. Newt Gingrich:

    I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual I'm too abstract I think too much.

  5. Anonymous:

    A future with automation is the equivalent as the past with primitive technology. It is the abstract factor that will ruin the utmost ambitions of our families' generations. To combat this 'societal plague' is to combat laziness, similar to defending against our negative mentality.

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  • ملخصArabic
  • абстра́ктныBelarusian
  • абстрактен, неразбираем, отвлечен, изваждам, абстракция, отнемам, отмъквам, извадка, отвлечено понятие, отвличам, екстракт, резюме, абстракт, (внимание), отделямBulgarian
  • abstracte, xifra, resum, abstraccióCatalan, Valencian
  • shrnutí, výtažek, výtahCzech
  • abstrakt, resumeDanish
  • abstrakt, entziehen, trennen, Zusammenfassung, Auszug, abstrahierenGerman
  • σύνοψη, θεωρητικός, αφηρημένος, δυσνόητος, υπεξαιρώ, αφαιρούμαι, αφαιρώ, συνοψίζω, διαχωρίζω, αφαίρεση, αποσύρω, περίληψη, αποσπώ, αφηρημένη τέχνη, απόσταγμα, κλέβω, επιτομή, αποστάζω, εκχύλισμαGreek
  • abstraktaEsperanto
  • abstracción, extracto, arte abstracto, resumenSpanish
  • abstraktne, kokkuvõteEstonian
  • abstraktuBasque
  • انتزاعیPersian
  • poissaoleva, erillinen, abstrakti, uuttaa, yleinen, vaikeaselkoinen, teoreettinen, abstrahoida, käsite, eristää, puhaltaa, aineellistuma, tiivistää, erottaa, uute, tiivistelmä, tuumia, vetää, abstraktio, vetäytyä, poistaaFinnish
  • résumé, abstrait, abstraireFrench
  • पिछे आना, अमूर्त, अमूर्त कलाकृती करना, निचोड, अलग करना, सारांश करना, अमूर्तिकरन करना, निकाल देना, सारांश, अमूर्तरूपसे लेना, सारHindi
  • absztraktHungarian
  • աբստրակտ, վերացականArmenian
  • astruso, teorico, astratto, astrarre, rimuovere, riassumere, sunto, sottrarre, estratto, compendio, astrazione, estrarre, riassuntoItalian
  • 抽象的, 取る, 要約, 抽象派, 抽出, 概要Japanese
  • अमूर्त, अमूर्तिकरण करणे, काढून टाकणे, अमूर्त कलाकृती करणे, मागे येणे, गोषवारा, सत्त्व, सारांश, अमूर्तपणे घेणे, वेगळे करणे, सारांश करणेMarathi
  • samenvatting, vaag, algemeen, verstrooid, afwezig, abstract, theoretisch, gescheiden, afgezonderd, onttrokken, abstraheren, afzonderen, samenvatten, korte inhoud, zich terugtrekken, terugtrekken, abstractie, onttrekken, ontvreemden, afleiden, uittrekselDutch
  • abstrakt, distrahert, abstraksjon, utdrag, oppsummering, referat, distraksjon, sammendrag, sammenfatning, ekstraktNorwegian
  • abstrakcyjnyPolish
  • abstrato, complicado, difícil, desatento, distraído, abstrair, roubar, abstração, destilar, resumo, sumariar, resumir, sumário, retirarPortuguese
  • extras, abstracție, conspect, concentrat, extract, rezumat, esențăRomanian
  • абстрактный, экстракт, абстракция, абстрагировать, реферат, конспектRussian
  • sažetak, apstrakcijaSerbo-Croatian
  • teoretisk, abstrakt, svårfattlig, djupsinnig, skilja av, abstrahera, stjäla, sammanfattning, sammandrag, nalla, utdrag, ta bort, referat, sno, skilja ut, sammanfatta, knyckaSwedish
  • சுருக்கம்Tamil
  • นามThai
  • рефератUkrainian
  • trừu tượngVietnamese

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