noun. ['æbˈstrækʃən'] a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance.
Words that Rhyme with Abstraction
Example sentences of the word abstraction
1. Noun, singular or mass
New forms of music also spring from the idea of conceptual reasoning and the way it works within abstraction.
Quotes containing the word abstraction
1. Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect, but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion.
- Alexander Calder
2. I understood what he was doing, that he had spent four years fulfilling the absurd and tedious duty of graduating from college and now he was emancipated from that world of abstraction, false security, parents, and material excess.
- Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
noun. a semiabstract painting.
noun. ['æbˈstrækʃən'] the act of withdrawing or removing something.
noun. ['æbˈstrækʃən'] an abstract painting.
noun. ['æbˈstrækʃən'] the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances.
noun. ['æbˈstrækʃən'] a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples.
- psychological feature
- abstract entity
noun. ['æbˈstrækʃən'] preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else.