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abstract
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 16
6. To separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or attribute.
10. That which comprises or concentrates in itself the essential qualities of a larger thing or of several things. Specifically: A summary or an epitome, as of a treatise or book, or of a statement; a brief.
11. A state of separation from other things; as, to consider a subject in the abstract, or apart from other associated things.
12. An abstract term.
13. A powdered solid extract of a vegetable substance mixed with sugar of milk in such proportion that one part of the abstract represents two parts of the original substance.
14. Expressing a particular property of an object viewed apart from the other properties which constitute it; - opposed to concrete; as, honesty is an abstract word.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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