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Overview of noun abstract

The noun abstract has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) abstraction, abstract

(a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract

2. outline, synopsis, abstract, precis

(a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory)

Overview of verb abstract

The verb abstract has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (5) abstract

(consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically)

2. (1) pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift

(make off with belongings of others)

3. (1) abstract

(consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example")

4. abstract

(give an abstract (of))

Overview of adj abstract

The adj abstract has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (5) abstract

(existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'")

2. (1) abstract, abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective

(not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting")

3. abstract

(dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; "abstract reasoning"; "abstract science") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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