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abstract

  

      adj  
1    abstruse, arcane, complex, conceptual, deep, general, generalized, hypothetical, indefinite, intellectual, nonconcrete, notional, occult, philosophical, profound, recondite, separate, subtle, theoretic, theoretical, unpractical, unrealistic  
      n  
2    abridgment, compendium, condensation, digest, epitome, essence, outline, précis, recapitulation, résumé, summary, synopsis  
      vb  
3    abbreviate, abridge, condense, digest, epitomize, outline, précis, shorten, summarize, synopsize     (U.S.)  
4    detach, dissociate, extract, isolate, remove, separate, steal, take away, take out, withdraw  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   actual, concrete, definite, factual, material, real, specific  
      n   enlargement, expansion  
      vb  
4    add, combine, inject  
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abstract

  
  ( abstracts    plural  )
1       adj   An abstract idea or way of thinking is based on general ideas rather than on real things and events.   (=theoretical)  
...abstract principles such as justice..., It's not a question of some abstract concept.     
  abstractly      adv  
It is hard to think abstractly in these conditions.     
2    When you talk or think about something in the abstract, you talk or think about it in a general way, rather than considering particular things or events.  
in the abstract      phrase   PHR with cl/group  
Money was a commodity she never thought about except in the abstract.     
3       adj   In grammar, an abstract noun refers to a quality or idea rather than to a physical object.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: concrete)    ...abstract words such as glory, honor, and courage.     
4       adj   Abstract art makes use of shapes and patterns rather than showing people or things.  
usu ADJ n     (Antonym: figurative)    ...a modern abstract painting.     
5       n-count   An abstract is an abstract work of art.  
6       n-count   An abstractof an article, document, or speech is a short piece of writing that gives the main points of it.  
oft N of n   (=summary)  

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abstracted, abstraction, attract, abstain

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n.
relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal statements or laws
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