Meaning of ABSTRACT in English


I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin ~us, from Latin, past participle of abstrahere to drag away, from abs-, ab- + trahere to pull, draw Date: 14th century 1. disassociated from any specific instance , difficult to understand ; abstruse , insufficiently factual ; formal , expressing a quality apart from an object , 3. dealing with a subject in its ~ aspects ; theoretical , impersonal , detached , having only intrinsic form with little or no attempt at pictorial representation or narrative content , ~ly adverb ~ness noun II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin ~us Date: 15th century a summary of points (as of a writing) usually presented in skeletal form, an ~ thing or state, ~ion 4a, III. Date: 1542 transitive verb remove , separate , to consider apart from application to or association with a particular instance, to make an ~ of ; summarize , to draw away the attention of, steal , purloin , intransitive verb to make an ~ion, ~able adjective ~or or ~er noun

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