Meaning of ABSTRACT in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ æbstrækt ]
An abstract idea or way of thinking is based on general ideas rather than on real things and events.
...abstract principles such as justice...
It’s not a question of some abstract concept.
It is hard to think abstractly in these conditions.
When you talk or think about something in the abstract , you talk or think about it in a general way, rather than considering particular things or events.
Money was a commodity she never thought about except in the abstract.
PHRASE : PHR with cl / group
In grammar, an abstract noun refers to a quality or idea rather than to a physical object.
...abstract words such as glory, honor, and courage.
ADJ : ADJ n
Abstract art makes use of shapes and patterns rather than showing people or things.
...a modern abstract painting.
ADJ : usu ADJ n
An abstract is an abstract work of art.
An abstract of an article, document, or speech is a short piece of writing that gives the main points of it.
N-COUNT : oft N of n
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006