What does abstraction mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abstraction, abstract(noun)

    a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

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

  2. abstraction(noun)

    the act of withdrawing or removing something

  3. abstraction, generalization, generalisation(noun)

    the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances

  4. abstraction(noun)

    an abstract painting

  5. abstractedness, abstraction(noun)

    preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else

  6. abstraction, abstract entity(noun)

    a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

Wiktionary

  1. abstraction(Noun)

    The act of abstracting, separating, or withdrawing, or the state of being withdrawn; withdrawal.

  2. abstraction(Noun)

    The act of leaving out of consideration one or more properties of a complex object so as to attend to others; analysis.

    Note: Abstraction is necessary to classification, by which organisms are grouped into genera and species according to the qualities they share.

  3. abstraction(Noun)

    An idea or notion of an abstract, or theoretical nature; as, to fight for mere abstractions.

  4. abstraction(Noun)

    A separation from worldly objects; a recluse life; as, a hermit's abstraction.

  5. abstraction(Noun)

    Absence or absorption of mind; inattention to present objects.

  6. abstraction(Noun)

    The taking surreptitiously for one's own use part of the property of another; purloining.

  7. abstraction(Noun)

    A separation of volatile parts by the act of distillation. - Nicholson

  8. abstraction(Noun)

    Removal of water from a river, lake, or aquifer, typically for industrial or agricultural uses.

  9. abstraction(Noun)

    Any generalization technique that ignores or hides details to capture some kind of commonality between different instances for the purpose of controlling the intellectual complexity of engineered systems, particularly software systems.

  10. abstraction(Noun)

    Any intellectual construct produced through the technique of abstraction.

  11. abstraction(Noun)

    An abstract creation, or piece of art.

  12. Origin: * First attested around 1400.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abstraction(adj)

    the act of abstracting, separating, or withdrawing, or the state of being withdrawn; withdrawal

  2. Abstraction(adj)

    the act process of leaving out of consideration one or more properties of a complex object so as to attend to others; analysis. Thus, when the mind considers the form of a tree by itself, or the color of the leaves as separate from their size or figure, the act is called abstraction. So, also, when it considers whiteness, softness, virtue, existence, as separate from any particular objects

  3. Abstraction(adj)

    an idea or notion of an abstract, or theoretical nature; as, to fight for mere abstractions

  4. Abstraction(adj)

    a separation from worldly objects; a recluse life; as, a hermit's abstraction

  5. Abstraction(adj)

    absence or absorption of mind; inattention to present objects

  6. Abstraction(adj)

    the taking surreptitiously for one's own use part of the property of another; purloining

  7. Abstraction(adj)

    a separation of volatile parts by the act of distillation

  8. Origin: [Cf. F. abstraction. See Abstract, a.]

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  1. Abstraction

    Abstraction is a process by which concepts are derived from the usage and classification of literal concepts, first principles, or other methods. "An abstraction" is the product of this process – a concept that acts as a super-categorical noun for all subordinate concepts, and connects any related concepts as a group, field, or category. Abstractions may be formed by reducing the information content of a concept or an observable phenomenon, typically to retain only information which is relevant for a particular purpose. For example, abstracting a leather soccer ball to the more general idea of a ball retains only the information on general ball attributes and behavior, eliminating the other characteristics of that particular ball.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abstraction in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abstraction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of abstraction in a Sentence

  1. Henry Havelock Ellis:

    Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life, it is life itself.

  2. Havelock Ellis:

    Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.

  3. Cobb Scott:

    There have been a couple of meta-analyses done in adult samples, but this is the first one to be done specifically in adolescent and young adult samples, we looked at everything from learning and memory to different aspects of executive functioning such as abstraction ability.

  4. Dag Hammarskjöld:

    The UN is not just a product of do-gooders. It is harshly real. The day will come when men will see the U.N. and what it means clearly. Everything will be all right -- you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction, and see it as a drawing they made themselves.

  5. Abraham Harold Maslow:

    Become aware of internal, subjective subverbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc., with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hither unconscious and uncontrollable processes

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