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1. [n] a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
2. [n] a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
3. [v] consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
4. [v] consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let''s abstract away from this particular example"
5. [v] give an abstract (of)
6. [v] make off with belongings of others
7. [a] existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth'' and `justice''"
8. [s] dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; "abstract reasoning"; "abstract science"
9. [s] based on specialized theory; "a theoretical analysis"
10. [s] not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting"
1. [s] conceptional
2. [s] ideational
3. [s] notional
4. [s] conceptual
5. [s] ideal
6. [a] theoretical
7. [a] technical
8. [a] nonrepresentational
1. [a] concrete
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