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    abstract - Dictionary definition and meaning for word abstract

    Definition
    (noun) a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
    Synonyms : abstraction
    Example Sentence
    • he loved her only in the abstract--not in person
    Definition
    (noun) a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    Synonyms : outline , precis , synopsis
    Definition
    (verb) consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically Definition
    (verb) make off with belongings of others
    Synonyms : cabbage , filch , hook , lift , nobble , pilfer , pinch , purloin , snarf , sneak , swipe
    Definition
    (verb) consider apart from a particular case or instance
    Example Sentence
    • Let's abstract away from this particular example
    Definition
    (verb) give an abstract (of) Definition
    (adj) existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
    Example Sentence
    • abstract words like `truth' and `justice'
    Definition
    (adj) not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
    Example Sentence
    • a large abstract painting
    Definition
    (adj) dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention
    Example Sentence
    • abstract reasoning
    • abstract science
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abstract

abstract: sounds close to retract....and you cant retract anything from an abstract speech or passage.

Ab..A(NOT)+stract(EXTRACT)..(here it means..to gain an information from something)....so if you are a given passage on philosophy,will you be able to understand something,as it very much theoretical and based on general ideas.

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abs+tract(able). Do u think getting abs is tractable(manageable) or easy, certainly not its only theoretical in most case.

abs-tract

abstract-means theoretical or not concrete. think of the movie "Star Trek" - that is purely a non- concrete concept...

Focus on "Tract" (actual word) means a passage in the body/tube and area of wide extent: this is a place for the theories/philosophies of this world.

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