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Plural for a state of preoccupation
“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.”
Plural for something which exists only as an idea
“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.”
Plural for 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.”
Thoughts that occupy one's mind
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