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A state of preoccupation
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“The Prince Bishop of Redmond toddled to his seat before the Joint Economic Committee with an air of abstraction and settled himself gently, only to discover that his two Evangelists had no place at the table.”
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Something which exists only as an idea
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“At first the idea was vague and formless, a brilliant abstraction about the surface area of a sphere, which is three times larger than the surface area of a flat chip.”
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The process of removing something, especially water from a river or other source
“Bad farming practices, soil erosion, water abstraction and the building of dam walls which prevent its upstream spawning migration are just some of the threats it faces.”
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The action of deducting or subtracting something
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A lack of interest, intelligence or understanding in a given topic or subject
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The fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner
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A half-conscious state characterized by an absence of response to external stimuli, typically as induced by hypnosis or entered by a medium
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A state of being disregardful or unconscious of one's surroundings, concerns, or obligations
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Art deviating from real-world visual references
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An extract or concentrate obtained from a plant or other organic matter
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Creation meant to communicate or appeal to senses or mind
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The act or process of confiscating
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The breaking up of something such as a federation
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An extreme agitation of the mind
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The devotion of time and attention to gaining knowledge of an academic subject
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The process of abbreviating something
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The action of extracting something, especially using effort or force
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