HyperDic: abstraction

English > 6 senses of the word abstraction:
NOUNcognitionabstraction, abstracta concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
actabstractionthe act of withdrawing or removing something
cognitionabstraction, generalization, generalisationthe process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
artifactabstractionan abstract painting
cognitionabstraction, abstractednesspreoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
Topsabstraction, abstract entitya general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
abstraction > pronunciation
Soundsaebstrae'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > abstraction: 6 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA concept or idea not associated with any specific instance.
Synonymabstract
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
Verbsabstractconsider a concept without thinking of a specific example
English > abstraction: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of withdrawing or removing something.
Broaderremoval, remotionThe act of removing
Spanishabstracción, extracción
Catalanabstracció, extracció
English > abstraction: 6 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances.
Synonymsgeneralization, generalisation
Broadertheorization, theorisationThe production or use of theories
Spanishabstracción, generalización
Verbsabstractconsider a concept without thinking of a specific example
English > abstraction: 6 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAn abstract painting.
Broaderpainting, picturegraphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
Spanishabstracción, pintura abstracta
Catalanabstracció, pintura abstracta
English > abstraction: 6 senses > noun 5, cognition
Meaningpreoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else.
Synonymabstractedness
Narrowerreverie, reveryAn abstracted state of absorption
Broaderpreoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossmentThe mental state of being preoccupied by something
Spanishabstracción
Catalanabstracció
English > abstraction: 6 senses > noun 6, Tops
MeaningA general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples.
Synonymabstract entity
NarrowerattributeAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
communicationSomething that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
group, groupingAny number of entities (members) considered as a unit
measure, quantity, amountHow much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
otherworldAn abstract spiritual world beyond earthly reality
psychological featureA feature of the mental life of a living organism
relationAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
set(mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
BroaderentityThat which is perceived or known or inferred / inferred / inferred to have its own distinct / distinct existence (living or nonliving)
Spanishabstracción
Catalanabstracció
Verbsabstractconsider a concept without thinking of a specific example

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