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abstract
v. remove, take away; steal; theorize, conceptualize; summarize, simplify
 
adj. intangible, unconnected to concrete reality; theoretical, not practical; unconnected to a specific instance or example; difficult to understand
 
n. summary, synopsis; essence; something that is not concrete, something that is abstract

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abstract

Noun
1. a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
(synonym) abstraction
(hypernym) concept, conception, construct
(hyponym) right
2. a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
(synonym) outline, synopsis, precis
(hypernym) summary
(hyponym) brief

Verb
1. consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
(hypernym) see, consider, reckon, view, regard
(derivation) abstraction
2. make off with belongings of others
(synonym) pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift
(hypernym) steal
3. consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example"
(hypernym) consider, take, deal, look at
(derivation) abstraction
4. give an abstract (of)
(hypernym) sum up, summarize, summarise, resume
(derivation) abstractor, abstracter

Adjective
1. existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"
(antonym) concrete
(similar) conceptual
(see-also) intangible, impalpable
(attribute) abstractness
2. not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting"
(synonym) abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective
(similar) nonrepresentational
3. based on specialized theory; "a theoretical analysis"
(synonym) theoretical
(similar) technical
4. dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; "abstract reasoning"; "abstract science"
(similar) theoretical


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Abstract (das)
n. abstract, summary; brief; simplification

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abstract
adj. abstract, intangible, theoretical


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