Abstract(a.) That which comprises or concentrates in itself the essential qualities of a larger thing or of several things. Specifically: A summary or an epitome, as of a treatise or book, or of a statement; a brief.
Abstract(a.) A state of separation from other things; as, to consider a subject in the abstract, or apart from other associated things.
Abstract(a.) An abstract term.
Abstract(a.) A powdered solid extract of a vegetable substance mixed with sugar of milk in such proportion that one part of the abstract represents two parts of the original substance.
Abstract(a.) Withdraw; separate.
Abstract(a.) Considered apart from any application to a particular object; separated from matter; existing in the mind only; as, abstract truth, abstract numbers. Hence: ideal; abstruse; difficult.
Abstract(a.) Expressing a particular property of an object viewed apart from the other properties which constitute it; -- opposed to concrete; as, honesty is an abstract word.
Abstract(a.) Resulting from the mental faculty of abstraction; general as opposed to particular; as, \"reptile\" is an abstract or general name.
Abstract(a.) Abstracted; absent in mind.
Abstract(a.) To withdraw; to separate; to take away.
Abstract(a.) To draw off in respect to interest or attention; as, his was wholly abstracted by other objects.
Abstract(a.) To separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or attribute.
Abstract(a.) To epitomize; to abridge.
Abstract(a.) To take secretly or dishonestly; to purloin; as, to abstract goods from a parcel, or money from a till.
Abstract(a.) To separate, as the more volatile or soluble parts of a substance, by distillation or other chemical processes. In this sense extract is now more generally used.
Abstract(v. t.) To perform the process of abstraction.
Abstracted(a.) Separated or disconnected; withdrawn; removed; apart.
Abstracted(a.) Separated from matter; abstract; ideal.
Abstracted(a.) Abstract; abstruse; difficult.
Abstracted(a.) Inattentive to surrounding objects; absent in mind.
Abstracted(imp. & p. p.) of Abstract
Abstractedly(adv.) In an abstracted manner; separately; with absence of mind.
Abstracter(n.) One who abstracts, or makes an abstract.
Abstracting(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Abstract
Abstraction(a.) The act of abstracting, separating, or withdrawing, or the state of being withdrawn; withdrawal.
Abstraction(a.) The act process of leaving out of consideration one or more properties of a complex object so as to attend to others; analysis. Thus, when the mind considers the form of a tree by itself, or the color of the leaves as separate from their size or figure, the act is called abstraction. So, also, when it considers whiteness, softness, virtue, existence, as separate from any particular objects.
Abstraction(a.) An idea or notion of an abstract, or theoretical nature; as, to fight for mere abstractions.
Abstraction(a.) A separation from worldly objects; a recluse life; as, a hermit's abstraction.
Abstraction(a.) Absence or absorption of mind; inattention to present objects.
Abstraction(a.) The taking surreptitiously for one's own use part of the property of another; purloining.
Abstraction(a.) A separation of volatile parts by the act of distillation.
Abstractional(a.) Pertaining to abstraction.
Abstractive(a.) Having the power of abstracting; of an abstracting nature.
Abstractively(adv.) In a abstract manner; separately; in or by itself.
Abstractiveness(n.) The quality of being abstractive; abstractive property.
Abstractly(adv.) In an abstract state or manner; separately; absolutely; by itself; as, matter abstractly considered.
Abstractness(n.) The quality of being abstract.
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