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abstract

 
Adjective abstract has 4 senses
  1. abstract - existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"
    Antonyms:
    concrete, factual, objective, real, tangible
  2. abstract, abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective - not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting"
    Antonym: representational (indirect, via nonrepresentational)
  3. abstract, theoretical - based on specialized theory; "a theoretical analysis"
    Antonyms: nontechnical, untechnical (indirect, via technical)
  4. abstract - dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; "abstract reasoning"; "abstract science"
    Antonym:
    applied (indirect, via theoretical)
Noun abstract has 2 senses
  1. abstraction, abstract - a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
    --1 is a kind of concept, conception, construct
    --1 has particulars: right; absolute; teacher; thing
    Derived forms: verb abstract3, verb abstract1
  2. outline, synopsis, abstract, precis - a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    --2 is a kind of summary
    --2 has particulars: brief; apercu; epitome
    Derived form: verb abstract4
Verb abstract has 4 senses
  1. abstract - consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
    --1 is one way to
    see, consider, reckon, view, regard
    Derived forms: noun abstraction1, noun abstraction6, noun abstraction3, noun abstract1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift - make off with belongings of others
    --2 is one way to steal
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
  3. abstract - consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example"
    --3 is one way to
    consider, take, deal, look at
    Derived form: noun abstract1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. abstract - give an abstract (of)
    --4 is one way to
    sum up, summarize, summarise, resume
    Derived forms: noun abstractor1, noun abstract2, noun abstracter1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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