Meaning of abstract

Definition of abstract

(adj) existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"
not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting"
dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; "abstract reasoning"; "abstract science"
(noun) 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
(verb) consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
make off with belongings of others
consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example"
give an abstract (of)

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