in the abstract

Definition of in the abstract

:without referring to a specific person, object, or event :in a general way
  • thinking about freedom in the abstract

Word by Word Definitions

abstract play
  1. : disassociated from any specific instance

  2. : difficult to understand : abstruse

  3. : insufficiently factual : formal

  1. : a summary of points (as of a writing) usually presented in skeletal form

  2. : an abstract thing or state (see 1abstract)

  3. : abstraction

  1. : to make a summary or abstract of : summarize

  2. : to draw away the attention of

  3. : steal, purloin


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