ab·strac·tion noun \ab-ˈstrak-shən, əb-\
: the act of obtaining or removing something from a source : the act of abstracting something
: a general idea or quality rather than an actual person, object, or event : an abstract idea or quality
: the state of someone who is not paying attention to what is happening or being said : an abstracted state
: absence of mind or preoccupation
: abstract quality or character
Examples of ABSTRACTION
- abstraction of data from hospital records
- “Beauty” and “truth” are abstractions.
- She gazed out the window in abstraction.
First Known Use of ABSTRACTION
Related to ABSTRACTION
- idea, cogitation, concept, conception, image, impression, intellection, mind's eye, notion, picture, thought
Rhymes with ABSTRACTION
, class action
, cross action
, job action
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