Definition of Abstraction in English :

Define Abstraction in English

Abstraction meaning in English

Meaning of Abstraction in English

Pronunciation of Abstraction in English

Abstraction pronunciation in English

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Abstraction

see synonyms of abstraction

1. abstract, abstraction

a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

Example Sentences:
'he loved her only in the abstract--not in person'

2. abstraction

the act of withdrawing or removing something

3. abstraction, generalisation, generalization

the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances

4. abstraction

an abstract painting

5. abstractedness, abstraction

preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else

6. abstract entity, abstraction

a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Abstraction

see synonyms of abstraction
noun
1. 
absence of mind; preoccupation
2. 
the process of formulating generalized ideas or concepts by extracting common qualities from specific examples
3. 
an idea or concept formulated in this way
good and evil are abstractions
4. logic
an operator that forms a class name or predicate from any given expression
See also lambda calculus
5. 
an abstract painting, sculpture, etc
6. 
the act of withdrawing or removing

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Abstraction

see synonyms of abstraction
noun
1. 
an abstracting or being abstracted; removal
2. 
formation of an idea, as of the qualities or properties of a thing, by mental separation from particular instances or material objects
3. 
an idea so formed, or a word or term for it
“honesty” and “whiteness” are abstractions
4. 
an unrealistic or impractical notion
5. 
mental withdrawal; absent-mindedness
6. 
an abstract quality
7. 
a picture, statue, etc. that is wholly or partly abstract

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Abstraction

see synonyms of abstraction
n.
1.
a. The act of abstracting or the state of having been abstracted.
b. An abstract concept, idea, or term.
c. An abstract quality.
2. Preoccupation; absent-mindedness.
3. An abstract work of art.

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