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Overview of noun abstraction

The noun abstraction has 6 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (5) abstraction, abstract

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

2. (3) abstraction

(the act of withdrawing or removing something)

3. (2) abstraction, generalization, generalisation

(the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances)

4. (2) abstraction

(an abstract painting)

5. abstractedness, abstraction

(preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else)

6. abstraction, abstract entity

(a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples) © 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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