Associations to the word «Abstract»


ABSTRACT, noun. An abridgement or summary of a longer publication. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
ABSTRACT, noun. Something that concentrates in itself the qualities of larger item, or multiple items. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
ABSTRACT, noun. Concentrated essence of a product.
ABSTRACT, noun. (medicine) A powdered solid extract of a medicinal substance mixed with lactose.
ABSTRACT, noun. An abstraction; an abstract term; that which is abstract. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
ABSTRACT, noun. The theoretical way of looking at things; something that exists only in idealized form. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
ABSTRACT, noun. (arts) An abstract work of art. [First attested in the early 20th century.]
ABSTRACT, noun. (real estate) A summary title of the key points detailing a tract of land, for ownership; abstract of title.
ABSTRACT, adjective. (obsolete) Derived; extracted. [Attested from around 1350 to 1470 until the late 15th century.]
ABSTRACT, adjective. (now) (rare) Drawn away; removed from; apart from; separate. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
ABSTRACT, adjective. Expressing a property or attribute separately of an object that is considered to be inherent to that object. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
ABSTRACT, adjective. Considered apart from any application to a particular object; not concrete; ideal; non-specific; general, as opposed to specific. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
ABSTRACT, adjective. Difficult to understand; abstruse; hard to conceptualize. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
ABSTRACT, adjective. (archaic) Absent-minded. [First attested in the early 16th century.]
ABSTRACT, adjective. (arts) Pertaining to the formal aspect of art, such as the lines, colors, shapes, and the relationships among them. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
ABSTRACT, adjective. (arts) (often capitalized) Free from representational qualities, in particular the non-representational styles of the 20th century. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
ABSTRACT, adjective. (music) Absolute.
ABSTRACT, adjective. (dance) Lacking a story.
ABSTRACT, adjective. Insufficiently factual.
ABSTRACT, adjective. Apart from practice or reality; vague; theoretical; impersonal; not applied.
ABSTRACT, adjective. (grammar) As a noun, denoting an intangible as opposed to an object, place, or person.
ABSTRACT, adjective. (computing) Of a class in object-oriented programming, being a partial basis for subclasses rather than a complete template for objects.
ABSTRACT, verb. (transitive) To separate; to disengage. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
ABSTRACT, verb. (transitive) To remove; to take away; withdraw. [First attested in the late 15th century.]
ABSTRACT, verb. (transitive) (euphemistic) To steal; to take away; to remove without permission. [First attested in the late 15th century.]
ABSTRACT, verb. (transitive) To summarize; to abridge; to epitomize. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
ABSTRACT, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To extract by means of distillation. [Attested from the early 17th century until the early 18th century.]
ABSTRACT, verb. (transitive) To consider abstractly; to contemplate separately or by itself; to consider theoretically; to look at as a general quality. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
ABSTRACT, verb. (intransitive) (reflexive) (literally figuratively) To withdraw oneself; to retire. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
ABSTRACT, verb. (transitive) To draw off (interest or attention).
ABSTRACT, verb. (intransitive) (rare) To perform the process of abstraction.
ABSTRACT, verb. (intransitive) (fine arts) To create abstractions.
ABSTRACT, verb. (intransitive) (computing) To produce an abstraction, usually by refactoring existing code. Generally used with "out".
ABSTRACT ALGEBRA, noun. (mathematics) The branch of mathematics concerned with algebraic structures, such as groups, rings, and fields.
ABSTRACT ART, noun. Art that does not depict objects in the natural world, but instead uses color and form in a non-representational way.
ABSTRACT AWAY, verb. To generalize concepts or their application by using abstraction into a more usable form
ABSTRACT AWAY, verb. (by extension) to omit, ignore
ABSTRACT CLASS, noun. (software) (object-oriented) A class that cannot be instantiated and may have abstract method.
ABSTRACT CLASSES, noun. Plural of abstract class
ABSTRACT DATA TYPE, noun. (computing) A data type defined only by data properties and operations to be performed on the data without any specification as to how the data will be represented or the operations performed.
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM, noun. (usually capitalized) An American genre of modern art that used improvised techniques, such as sinuous linearity, to generate highly abstract forms while allowing the artist spontaneity. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM, noun. (usually capitalized) Alternative form of Abstract Expressionism
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST, noun. (art) An artist that works within the genre of Abstract Expressionism.
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISTS, noun. Plural of abstract expressionist
ABSTRACT FACTORY CLASS, noun. (software) (object-oriented) A class that has an abstract method to create an object.
ABSTRACT FACTORY PATTERN, noun. (software) (object-oriented) A creational design pattern that decouples the object creation by providing a group of individual factories by defining an abstract factory class.
ABSTRACT FACTORY PATTERNS, noun. Plural of abstract factory pattern
ABSTRACT HARMONIC ANALYSIS, noun. (analysis) advanced development of "classical" harmonic analysis dealing with functions of general kinds and with arguments as representations of infinite groups and group algebras of locally compact groups.
ABSTRACT IDEA, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see abstract,‎ idea.
ABSTRACT IDEA, noun. (metaphysics) An idea separated from a complex object, or from other ideas which naturally accompany it; as the solidity of marble when contemplated apart from its color or figure.
ABSTRACT IDEAS, noun. Plural of abstract idea
ABSTRACT INTERFACE, noun. (computing) (object-oriented) An interface that has a one-to-many relation.
ABSTRACT INTERFACES, noun. Plural of abstract interface
ABSTRACT LANGUAGE, noun. Words that represent concepts rather than physical things
ABSTRACT METHOD, noun. (software) (object-oriented) A method of an abstract class that has to be implemented by all subtyping classes.
ABSTRACT METHODS, noun. Plural of abstract method
ABSTRACT MODEL, noun. (engineering) (logic) (mathematics) A model that contains an abstraction or abstractions of the reality.
ABSTRACT MODELS, noun. Plural of abstract model
ABSTRACT MUSIC, noun. Music created with a focus on structure as opposed to title, text, or program; absolute music.
ABSTRACT NONSENSE, noun. (mathematics) (humorous) Details which are straightforward but so tedious that an author or lecturer would rather skip them (especially those of a category theoretical nature).
ABSTRACT NONSENSE, noun. (mathematics) (humorous) Details which involve diagram chasing.
ABSTRACT NONSENSE, noun. (mathematics) (humorous) Category theory in general.
ABSTRACT NOUN, noun. (grammar) A noun that denotes an idea, emotion, feeling, quality or other abstract or intangible concept, as opposed to a concrete item, or a physical object.
ABSTRACT NOUNS, noun. Plural of abstract noun
ABSTRACT NUMBER, noun. A number used without application to things, as 6, 8, 10; but when applied to any thing, as 6 feet, 10 men, it becomes concrete.
ABSTRACT NUMBERS, noun. Plural of abstract number
ABSTRACT OF TITLE, noun. (legal) (real estate) An epitome of the evidences of ownership; the condensed history of title to a particular parcel of real estate, with encumberances.
ABSTRACT PUBLICATION, noun. A scientific publication which concentrates on publishing abstracts of scientific writings.
ABSTRACT PUBLICATIONS, noun. Plural of abstract publication
ABSTRACT TERM, noun. A term which expresses an abstract idea; such as beauty, whiteness, or roundness without regarding any object in which they exist.
ABSTRACT TERM, noun. (taxonomy) A name for an order, genera, or species of things in which there is a combination of similar qualities.
ABSTRACT TERMS, noun. Plural of abstract term
ABSTRACT TYPE, noun. (software) a type in a nominative type system that cannot be instantiated.
ABSTRACT TYPES, noun. Plural of abstract type
ABSTRACT UNIVERSAL, noun. A universal proposition in logic.
ABSTRACT UNIVERSALS, noun. Plural of abstract universal
ABSTRACT VERB, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see abstract,‎ verb.
ABSTRACT VERB, noun. (Slavic grammar) A verb of motion whose motion is multidirectional (as opposed to unidirectional) or indirect, or whose action is repeated or in a series (iterative), instead of being a single, completed action. Abstract verbs are always imperfective in aspect, even with prefixes that are normally associated with the perfective aspect.
ABSTRACT VERBS, noun. Plural of abstract verb

Dictionary definition

ABSTRACT, noun. A concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person".
ABSTRACT, noun. A sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory.
ABSTRACT, verb. Consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically.
ABSTRACT, verb. Make off with belongings of others.
ABSTRACT, verb. Consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example".
ABSTRACT, verb. Give an abstract (of).
ABSTRACT, adjective. Existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'".
ABSTRACT, adjective. Not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting".
ABSTRACT, adjective. Dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; "abstract reasoning"; "abstract science".

Wise words

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