Abstract Meaning and Definition


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Abstract meaning

Word: Abstract

How to pronounce: ˈæbstrækt

Adjective

Definitions:

1. Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.

Example sentences: "Abstract concepts such as love or beauty"

2. Relating to abstract art.

Example sentences: "Abstract pictures that look like commercial color charts"

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Consider (something) theoretically or separately from something else.

Example sentences: "To abstract science and religion from their historical context can lead to anachronism"

2. Extract or remove (something)

Example sentences: "Applications to abstract more water from streams"

3. Make a written summary of (an article or book)

Example sentences: "Staff who index and abstract material for an online database"

Noun

Definitions:

1. A summary of the contents of a book, article, or formal speech.

Example sentences: "An abstract of his inaugural address"

2. An abstract work of art.

Example sentences: "A big unframed abstract"

3. That which is abstract; the theoretical consideration of something.

Example sentences: "The abstract must be made concrete by examples"


Synonyms:

thesis

abstracts

essay

outline

epitome

conspectus

breviary

in the abstract

precis

brief

synopsis

digest

recap

recapitulate

conceptual

notional

divert

detract

sum

recapitulation

theoretical


Antonyms:

specific

particular


Derivations:

abstracted

abstractive

abstracting

abstraction

abstractly

abstractionism

abstractionist

abstractor

abstractedly

abstractedness


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Abstract in Other Languages...

Spanish: Abstracto

German: Abstrakt

French: Abstrait

Italian: Astratto

Turkish: özet


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