Examples of abstraction in a Sentence
abstraction of data from hospital records
“Beauty” and “truth” are abstractions.
She gazed out the window in abstraction.
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Did these mathematical abstractions have no basis in reality?
Among the artists in this group exhibit who allude to landscapes and other natural subject matter, the acrylic paintings by Myung Sook Ryu Kim are sketchy to the point of borderline-abstraction.
Traces of hard-edge abstraction and minimalism, conceptual art, feminist art, identity politics, new media and even performance place Pindell in sync with her times, occasionally ahead of them.
Stuart Davis, for example, has long been seen as a bridge between French geometric abstraction and American pop.
This all-star trio unites three improvisers who are not only well versed in jazz’s standard practice, but also interested in thickened atmospheres and architectural abstraction.
After the second world war, Ms Fontanella notes, abstraction was widely viewed as the art of the future.
Western-style abstraction collided with Middle Eastern history.
His use of color was as well known among painters as his mercurial and erratic personality, and scholars, including Wolanin, increasingly see his late work as a major augury of abstraction expressionism.
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From its roots, abstraction should mean basically "something pulled or drawn away". So abstract art is art that has moved away from painting objects of the ordinary physical world in order to show something beyond it. Theories are often abstractions; so a theory about economics, for instance, may "pull back" to take a broad view that somehow explains all of economics (but maybe doesn't end up explaining any of it very successfully). An abstract of a medical or scientific article is a one-paragraph summary of its contents—that is, the basic findings "pulled out" of the article.
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: 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
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