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abstraction

 
Noun abstraction has 6 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 form: verb abstract1
  2. abstraction - the act of withdrawing or removing something
    --2 is a kind of
    removal, remotion
  3. abstraction, generalization, generalisation - the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
    --3 is a kind of theorization, theorisation
    Derived form: verb abstract1
  4. abstraction - an abstract painting
    --4 is a kind of
    painting, picture
  5. abstractedness, abstraction - preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
    --5 is a kind of preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment
    --5 has particulars: reverie, revery
  6. abstraction - a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
    --6 has particulars:
     time; space; attribute; relation; measure, quantity, amount; set
    Derived form: verb abstract1
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