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Definition 1: a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples - [noun denoting tops]

Synonyms for abstraction in the sense of this definition

(abstraction is a kind of ...) that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)

(... is a kind of abstraction ) a feature of the mental life of a living organism

(... is a kind of abstraction ) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

(... is a kind of abstraction ) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(... is a kind of abstraction ) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

(... is a kind of abstraction ) something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

(... is a kind of abstraction ) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

(... is a kind of abstraction ) an abstract spiritual world beyond earthly reality

(... is a kind of abstraction ) (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols

"the set of prime numbers is infinite"

Definition 2: the act of withdrawing or removing something - [noun denoting act]

(abstraction is a kind of ...) the act of removing

"he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"

Definition 3: an abstract painting - [noun denoting artifact]

(abstraction is a kind of ...) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

"a small painting by Picasso" "he bought the painting as an investment" "his pictures hang in the Louvre"

Definition 4: a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where abstraction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he loved her only in the abstract--not in person

Synonyms for abstraction in the sense of this definition

(abstraction is a kind of ...) an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

(... is a kind of abstraction ) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

"they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people" "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"

(... is a kind of abstraction ) something that is conceived or that exists independently and not in relation to other things; something that does not depend on anything else and is beyond human control; something that is not relative

"no mortal being can influence the absolute"

(... is a kind of abstraction ) a personified abstraction that teaches

"books were his teachers" "experience is a demanding teacher"

(... is a kind of abstraction ) a special abstraction

"a thing of the spirit" "things of the heart"

Definition 5: preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for abstraction in the sense of this definition

(abstraction is a kind of ...) the mental state of being preoccupied by something

(... is a kind of abstraction ) an abstracted state of absorption

Definition 6: the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for abstraction in the sense of this definition

(abstraction is a kind of ...) the production or use of theories

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