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Adjective
Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence
“Wilber has so far failed to attract the large mainstream audience that his ideas deserve - in part because his writing is so often abstract and theoretical.”
Adjective
Relating to or denoting art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but rather seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, colours, and textures
“I remember how Robert Motherwell didn't like the term abstract expressionism and preferred abstract automatism.”
Adjective
“… cubism is a style of abstract art in which natural forms are broken up into geometric shapes.”
Noun
A summary of the contents of a book, article, or speech
“An abstract of this article has been published.”
Noun
“… a recent college valedictorian who's been hailed as the very abstract of what's right with today's young people.”
Verb
Take away from
“Potato producers who abstract water from Pembrokeshire's rivers and streams could have their licences revoked by new European legislation.”
Verb
Prepare short document from longer one
“Staff who abstract material for an online database.”
Verb
To draw the attention or mind to something else
“… personal problems abstracted him so persistently that he struggled to keep his mind on his work.”
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