in abstracto

adverb
in ab·​strac·​to | \ ˌinəbzˈtrak(ˌ)tō, -bˈst- \

Definition of in abstracto

: in or from an abstract point of view : in the abstract the question could not be settled in abstracto— Yuen-li-Liang discovering the problem purely theoretically, in abstractoMathematical Biophysics

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Latin, in the abstract

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“In abstracto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20abstracto. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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