- An abridgement or summary.
- w:Watts, Watts " An of every treatise he had read.
- Something that concentrates in itself the qualities of something else.
- w:Ford, Ford " Man, the Of all perfection, which the workmanship Of Heaven hath modeled.
- An abstraction; an
- Adjective, abstract term.
- An abstract work of art.
- That which is abstract.
- w:John Stuart Mill, John Stuart Mill " The concretes "father" and "son" have, or might have, the abstracts "paternity" and "filiety".
- (medicine) A powdered solid extract of a vegetable substance mixed with sugar of milk in such proportion that one part of the abstract represents two parts of the original substance.
- (transitive) To separate; to remove; to take away.
- w:Walter Scott, Walter Scott - He was incapable of forming any opinion or resolution abstracted from his own prejudices.
- (transitive) To withdraw.
- (transitive) (euphemistic) To steal; to take away; to remove without permission.
- w:W. Black, W. Black - Von Rosen had quietly abstracted the bearing-reins from the harness.
- (transitive) To create artistic abstractions of.
- (transitive) To summarize; to abridge; to epitomize.
- (transitive) To consider abstractly; to contemplate separately or by itself.
- (transitive) To draw off (interest or attention).
- He was wholly abstracted by other objects.
- w:William Blackwood, William Blackwood, Blackwood's Magazine - The young stranger had been abstracted and silent.
- (transitive) (obsolete) To extract by means of distillation.
- (intransitive) To withdraw oneself; to retire.
- (intransitive) (rare) To perform the process of abstraction.
- w:Berkeley, Berkeley - I own myself able to in one sense.
- (intransitive) (computing) To produce an abstraction, usually by refactoring existing code. Generally used with "out".
- He abstracted out the square root function.
- (obsolete) extract, Extracted.
- Considered apart from any application to a particular object; removed from; apart from; separate; abstracted.
- 17th century: w:Norris, Noris, The Oxford Dictionary - The more we are from the body ... the more fit we shall be to behold divine light.
- Absent in mind.
- Apart from practice or reality; not concrete; ideal; vague; theoretical; impersonal.
- Difficult to understand; abstruse.
- Free from representational qualities.
- (logic) general, General (as opposed to particular).
- w:John Stuart Mill, John Stuart Mill - A concrete name is a name which stands for a thing; an name which stands for an attribute of a thing. A practice has grown up in more modern times, which, if not introduced by Locke, has gained currency from his example, of applying the expression " name" to all names which are the result of abstraction and generalization, and consequently to all general names, instead of confining it to the names of attributes.
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