Definition of abstract
- existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'". Antonyms: concrete.
- not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting". Synonyms: abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective.
- dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; "abstract reasoning", "abstract science".
- a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person". Synonyms: abstraction.
- a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory. Synonyms: outline, precis, synopsis.
- consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically.
- make off with belongings of others. Synonyms: cabbage, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak, swipe.
- consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example".
- give an abstract (of).
absolute, apercu, brief, epitome, right, teacher, thing.
Rhymes with abstract
act, attract, backed, compact, contract, cracked, detract, diffract, distract, enact, exact, extract, fact, impact, inexact, intact, interact, interact, overreact, packed.
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abstracts, abstracting, abstractest, abstractedly, abstractedness, abstractness, abstractnesses, abstractionisms, abstractor, abstractionists, abstractors, abstractionist, abstracter, abstractive, abstracted, abstracters, abstractionism, abstraction, abstractly, abstractions, abstractable, abstractional.
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overabstract, nonabstract, semiabstract.