HyperDic: abstract

English > 9 senses of the word abstract:
ADJECTIVEallabstractexisting only in the mind
allabstract, abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjectivenot representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
allabstractdealing with a subject / subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention
VERBcognitionabstractconsider a concept without thinking of a specific example
possessionabstract, pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, liftmake off with belongings of others
cognitionabstractconsider apart from a particular case or instance
communicationabstractgive an abstract (of)
NOUNcognitionabstract, abstractiona concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
communicationabstract, outline, synopsis, precisa sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
abstract > pronunciation
Soundsaebstrae'kt; ae'bstrae.kt
Rhymesact ... whacked: 41 rhymes with aekt...
English > abstract: 9 senses > adjective 1
MeaningExisting only in the mind; separated from embodiment.
Example"abstract words like 'truth' and 'justice'"
Attribute ofabstractnessThe quality of being considered apart from a specific instance or object
Narrowerconceptional, ideational, notionalOf the nature of a notion or concept
conceptualBeing or characterized by concepts or their formation
idealconstituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception
ideological, ideologicConcerned with or suggestive of ideas
See alsointangible, impalpableIncapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch
nonrepresentationalOf or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature
Oppositeconcretecapable of being perceived by the senses
Spanishabstracto
Catalanabstracte
Nounsabstracta concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
abstractnessthe quality of being considered apart from a specific instance or object
Adverbsabstractlyin abstract / abstract / abstract terms
English > abstract: 9 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature.
Example"a large abstract painting"
Synonymsabstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective
BroadernonrepresentationalOf or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature
Spanishabstracto
Catalanabstraccionista
Nounsabstractnessthe quality of being considered apart from a specific instance or object
English > abstract: 9 senses > adjective 3
MeaningDealing with a subject / subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention.
Examples
  • "abstract reasoning"
  • "abstract science"
Broadertheoreticalconcerned with theories rather than their practical applications
Spanishabstracto
Nounsabstractnessthe quality of being considered apart from a specific instance or object
English > abstract: 9 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA concept or idea not associated with any specific instance.
Example"he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
Synonymabstraction
NarrowerabsoluteSomething that is conceived or that exists independently and not in relation to other things
rightAn abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
teacherA personified abstraction that teaches / teaches
thingA special abstraction
Broaderconcept, conception, constructAn abstract or general idea inferred / inferred / inferred / inferred or derived from specific instances
Spanishabstracción
Catalanabstracció
Adjectivesabstractexisting only in the mind
Verbsabstractconsider a concept without thinking of a specific example
abstractconsider apart from a particular case or instance
English > abstract: 9 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory.
Synonymsoutline, synopsis, precis
NarrowerapercuA short / short synopsis
briefA condensed written summary or abstract
epitomeA brief abstract (as of an article or book)
Broadersummary, sum-upA brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
Spanishabstract, extracto, resumen, sinopsis, sumario
Catalanresum, sinopsi
Verbsabstractgive an abstract (of)
English > abstract: 9 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningConsider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadersee, consider, reckon, view, regarddeem to be
Adjectivesabstractiveof an abstracting nature or having the power of abstracting / abstracting
Nounsabstractiona general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
abstraction, abstracta concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
abstractionthe process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
English > abstract: 9 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningMake off with belongings of others.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymspilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift
Broadersteal, rip off, ripTake without the owner's consent
Spanishafanar, atrapar, birlar, enganchar, guindar, hurtar, mangar, quitar, robar
Catalanfurtar, pispar, robar
English > abstract: 9 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningConsider apart from a particular case or instance.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"Let's abstract away from this particular example"
Broaderconsider, take, deal, look atTake into consideration for exemplifying purposes
Spanishabstraer
Adjectivesabstractiveof an abstracting nature or having the power of abstracting / abstracting
Nounsabstracta concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
English > abstract: 9 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningGive an abstract (of) .
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broadersum up, summarize, summarise, resumeGive a summary (of)
Spanishabstractar, extractar
Nounsabstracta sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
abstractor, abstracterone who makes abstracts or summarizes information

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