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From Old French abstract, or from Latin abstractus, perfect passive participle of abstrahō, formed from abs- (away) + trahō (draw).

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  • enPR: ăb'străkt", IPA: /ˈæbstrækt/, SAMPA: /"{b%str{kt/

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Singular
Abstract

Plural
Abstracts

Abstract (plural Abstracts)
  1. An abridgement or summary.
    • Isaac Watts — An abstract of every treatise he had read.
  2. Something that concentrates in itself the qualities of something else.
    • Ford — Man, the abstract Of all perfection, which the workmanship Of Heaven hath modeled.
  3. An abstraction; an abstract term.
  4. Patrono:Art An abstract work of art.
  5. That which is abstract.
  6. (medicine) A powdered solid extract of a vegetable substance mixed with sugar of milk in such proportion that one part of the abstract represents two parts of the original substance.
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Abstract (comparative more Abstract, superlative most Abstract)

Positive
Abstract

Comparative
more Abstract

Superlative
most Abstract

  1. (obsolete) Extracted.
  2. Considered apart from any application to a particular object; removed from; apart from; separate; abstracted.
    • 17th century: Noris, The Oxford Dictionary - The more abstract we are from the body ... the more fit we shall be to behold divine light.
  3. Absent in mind.
  4. Apart from practice or reality; not concrete; ideal; vague; theoretical; impersonal.
  5. Difficult to understand; abstruse.
  6. Patrono:Art Free from representational qualities.
  7. (logic) General (as opposed to particular).
    • John Stuart Mill - A concrete name is a name which stands for a thing; an abstract name which stands for an attribute of a thing. A practice has grown up in more modern times, which, if not introduced by Locke, has gained currency from his example, of applying the expression "abstract name" to all names which are the result of abstraction and generalization, and consequently to all general names, instead of confining it to the names of attributes.
  8. (computing) Of a class in object-oriented programming, being a partial basis for subclasses rather than a complete template for objects.
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From Latin abstractus, perfect passive participle of abstrahō; also from the adjective.

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  • enPR: ăb"străkt', IPA: /əbˈstrækt/, SAMPA: /%{b"str{kt/

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Infinitive
to Abstract

Third person singular
Abstracts

Simple past
Abstracted

Past participle
Abstracted

Present participle
Abstracting

to Abstract (third-person singular simple present Abstracts, present participle Abstracting, simple past and past participle Abstracted)
  1. (transitive) To separate; to remove; to take away.
    • Walter Scott - He was incapable of forming any opinion or resolution abstracted from his own prejudices.
  2. (transitive) To withdraw.
  3. (transitive) (euphemistic) To steal; to take away; to remove without permission.
    • W. Black - Von Rosen had quietly abstracted the bearing-reins from the harness.
  4. (transitive) Patrono:Art To create artistic abstractions of.
  5. (transitive) To summarize; to abridge; to epitomize.
  6. (transitive) To consider abstractly; to contemplate separately or by itself.
  7. (transitive) To draw off (interest or attention).
    He was wholly abstracted by other objects.
    • William Blackwood, Blackwood's Magazine - The young stranger had been abstracted and silent.
  8. (transitive) (obsolete) To extract by means of distillation.
  9. (intransitive) To withdraw oneself; to retire.
  10. (intransitive) (rare) To perform the process of abstraction.
  11. (intransitive) (computing) To produce an abstraction, usually by refactoring existing code. Generally used with "out".
    He abstracted out the square root function.
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Patrono:Nl-adj

  1. abstract
  2. Patrono:Art abstract

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