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abstract

noun

1 abstract

A concept or idea not associated with any specific instance:
— He loved her only in the abstract--not in person.

synonym: abstraction.

Dutch: abstract, abstractie
Polish: abstrakcja



2 abstract

A sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory.

synonyms: outline, precis, synopsis.

Roget 596: compend, compendium; abstract, precis, epitome, multum in parvo [Lat.], analysis, pandect, digest, sum and substance, brief, abridgment, summary, ... show more

Dutch: abstractie, grondtrek, hoofdlijn, korte inhoud, samenvatting, uittreksel
Polish: abstrakt

verb

1 abstract

Consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically.

Roget 596: abridge, abstract, epitomize, summarize; make an abstract, prepare an abstract, draw an abstract, compile an abstract etc. n.. recapitulate, review, skim, ... show more

Roget 572: be concise etc. adj.; condense etc. 195; abridge etc. 201; abstract etc. 596; come to the point.   

Dutch: abstraheren

2 abstract

Make off with belongings of others.

synonyms: cabbage, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak ... show more.

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

Roget 791: steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palm; abstract; ... show more

Dutch: verdonkeremanen, ontwenden, stelen, ontvreemden

3 abstract

Consider apart from a particular case or instance.

4 abstract

Give an abstract (of).

adjective

1 abstract

Existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment.

Roget 44: disjoined etc. v.; discontinuous etc. 70; multipartite, abstract; disjunctive; secant; isolated etc. v.; insular, ... show more

2 abstract

Not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature:
— A large abstract painting.

synonyms: abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective.

Polish: abstrakcjonistyczny, abstrakcyjny

3 abstract

Dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention.

Polish: abstrakcyjny


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