Abstract | English Vocabulary

Other words in the family

Abstraction, abstractions, abstractly, abstracts

Definitions

Abstract as an adjective

1) not concrete; that which can only be felt or appreciated intellectually

  • Truth and honesty are abstract ideas.
  • I was never really good at understanding abstract concepts and that probably explains why I always get lows marks in mathematics.

2) used to describe an argument that is too general and not based on concrete facts or examples

  • I quit when the discussion started becoming too abstract.

Abstract as a verb

1) to obtain information from books or other research materials

  • These facts were abstracted from magazine articles.
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