Meaning of ABSTRACT in English

ABSTRACT

n.

Pronunciation: ab- ' strakt, ' ab- ˌ , in sense 3 usu ' ab- ˌ

Function: transitive verb

Date: 1542

1 : REMOVE , SEPARATE

2 : to consider apart from application to or association with a particular instance

3 : to make an abstract of : SUMMARIZE

4 : to draw away the attention of

5 : STEAL , PURLOIN

intransitive verb : to make an abstraction

– ab · stract · able \ - ' strak-t ə -b ə l, - ˌ strak- \ adjective

– ab · strac · tor or ab · stract · er \ -t ə r \ noun

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