Meaning of ABSTRACT in English


adj an abstract term.

2. abstract ·adj withdraw; separate.

3. abstract ·adj abstracted; absent in mind.

4. abstract ·vt to perform the process of abstraction.

5. abstract ·adj to epitomize; to abridge.

6. abstract ·adj to withdraw; to separate; to take away.

7. abstract ·adj to draw off in respect to interest or attention; as, his was wholly abstracted by other objects.

8. abstract ·adj a state of separation from other things; as, to consider a subject in the abstract, or apart from other associated things.

9. abstract ·adj to take secretly or dishonestly; to purloin; as, to abstract goods from a parcel, or money from a till.

10. abstract ·adj resulting from the mental faculty of abstraction; general as opposed to particular; as, "reptile" is an abstract or general name.

11. abstract ·adj to separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or attribute.

12. abstract ·adj to separate, as the more volatile or soluble parts of a substance, by distillation or other chemical processes. in this sense extract is now more generally used.

13. abstract ·adj expressing a particular property of an object viewed apart from the other properties which constitute it;

— opposed to concrete; as, honesty is an abstract word.

14. abstract ·adj 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.

15. abstract ·adj considered apart from any application to a particular object; separated from matter; existing in the mind only; as, abstract truth, abstract numbers. hence: ideal; abstruse; difficult.

xvi. abstract ·adj that which comprises or concentrates in itself the essential qualities of a larger thing or of several things. specifically: a summary or an epitome, as of a treatise or book, or of a statement; a brief.

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