in the abstract

idiom

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

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“In the abstract.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20abstract. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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