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Related / Similar Words: abstraction, outline, synopsis, precis, pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift, theoretical, abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective

 

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

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    See Also: intangible, impalpable, nonrepresentational

     

    Hyponyms: right, absolute, teacher, thing, brief, apercu, epitome

     

    Attributes: abstractness

     

    Derivational Morphology: precis, sketch, outline, adumbrate, abstraction, generalization, generalisation, abstractor, abstracter, synopsis, booster, shoplifter, lifter, boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum, sneak thief, pilferer, snitcher, pilferage

     

    Language Translations:
    Catalan: abstracte and resum   Croatian: sažetak  
    Danish: abstrakt   Dutch: abstract and samenvatting  
    Estonian: abstraktne   Finnish: teoreettinen and tiivistelmä  
    French: abstract   German: abstrakt and Auszug  
    Hindi: सारांश   Italian: astratto and estratto  
    Japanese: 抽象的 and 概要   Norwegian: abstrakt and sammendrag  
    Portuguese: abstrato and resumo   Russian: абстрактный and конспект  
    Spanish: resumen   Swedish: abstrakt and referat  
     
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