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abstraction

abstraction

abstraction - Dictionary definition and meaning for word abstraction

Definition
(noun) a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
Synonyms : abstract
Example Sentence
  • he loved her only in the abstract--not in person

Definition
(noun) the act of withdrawing or removing something
Definition
(noun) the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
Definition
(noun) an abstract painting
Definition
(noun) preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
Synonyms : abstractedness

Definition
(noun) a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
Synonyms : abstract entity

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