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    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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