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abstract - Dictionary definition and meaning for word abstract

Definition
(noun) a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
Synonyms : abstraction
Example Sentence
  • he loved her only in the abstract--not in person

Definition
(noun) a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
Synonyms : outline , precis , synopsis

Definition
(verb) consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
Definition
(verb) make off with belongings of others
Synonyms : cabbage , filch , hook , lift , nobble , pilfer , pinch , purloin , snarf , sneak , swipe

Definition
(verb) consider apart from a particular case or instance
Example Sentence
  • Let's abstract away from this particular example

Definition
(verb) give an abstract (of)
Definition
(adj) existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
Example Sentence
  • abstract words like `truth' and `justice'

Definition
(adj) not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
Example Sentence
  • a large abstract painting

Definition
(adj) dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention
Example Sentence
  • abstract reasoning
  • abstract science

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abstract

abstract: sounds close to retract....and you cant retract anything from an abstract speech or passage.
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by preetisoni2411

Ab..A(NOT)+stract(EXTRACT)..(here it means..to gain an information from something)....so if you are a given passage on philosophy,will you be able to understand something,as it very much theoretical and based on general ideas.
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by preetisoni2411

abs+tract(able). Do u think getting abs is tractable(manageable) or easy, certainly not its only theoretical in most case.
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by abhims2

abs-tract
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by priyavanjeri

abstract-means theoretical or not concrete. think of the movie "Star Trek" - that is purely a non- concrete concept...
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by nishant19

Focus on "Tract" (actual word) means a passage in the body/tube and area of wide extent: this is a place for the theories/philosophies of this world.
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by otimuz

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