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abstract

adjective

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1 dealing with or expressing a quality or idea
  • the book deals with abstract matters such as honesty and integrity on the job as well as practical subjects such as asking for a raise

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2 using elements of form (as color, line, or texture) with little or no attempt at creating a realistic picture
  • Cubism is a style of abstract art in which natural forms are broken up into geometric shapes

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abstract

noun

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1 a short statement of the main points
  • the scientist wrote a bare-bones abstract of his research and conclusions

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2 a visible representation of something abstract (as a quality)
  • a recent college valedictorian who's been hailed as the very abstract of what's right with today's young people

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abstract

verb

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1 to draw the attention or mind to something else
  • personal problems abstracted him so persistently that he struggled to keep his mind on his work

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2 to make into a short statement of the main points (as of a report)
  • took the 135-page report and abstracted it in three short paragraphs

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“Abstract.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abstract. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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