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Meaning & Definition of Abstract in English

English

Abstract

/æbstrækt/

noun

1. A concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

  • "He loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
    synonym:
  • abstraction
  • ,
  • abstract

2. A sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

    synonym:
  • outline
  • ,
  • synopsis
  • ,
  • abstract
  • ,
  • precis

verb

1. Consider a concept without thinking of a specific example

  • Consider abstractly or theoretically
    synonym:
  • abstract

2. Make off with belongings of others

    synonym:
  • pilfer
  • ,
  • cabbage
  • ,
  • purloin
  • ,
  • pinch
  • ,
  • abstract
  • ,
  • snarf
  • ,
  • swipe
  • ,
  • hook
  • ,
  • sneak
  • ,
  • filch
  • ,
  • nobble
  • ,
  • lift

3. Consider apart from a particular case or instance

  • "Let's abstract away from this particular example"
    synonym:
  • abstract

4. Give an abstract (of)

    synonym:
  • abstract

adjective

1. Existing only in the mind

  • Separated from embodiment
  • "Abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"
    synonym:
  • abstract

2. Not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature

  • "A large abstract painting"
    synonym:
  • abstract
  • ,
  • abstractionist
  • ,
  • nonfigurative
  • ,
  • nonobjective

3. Dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention

  • "Abstract reasoning"
  • "Abstract science"
    synonym:
  • abstract

Examples of using

The theory is too abstract for me.