Abstraction

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Abstraction

Taking from someone with an intent to injure or defraud.

Wrongful abstraction is an unauthorized and illegal withdrawing of funds or an appropriation of someone else's funds for the taker's own benefit. It may be a crime under the laws of a state. It is different from Embezzlement, which is a crime committed only if the taker had a lawful right to possession of the money when it was first taken.

See: concept, generality, idea, impalpability, larceny, notion, preoccupation, vision
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You must declare an abstract data type in your code before you can use it.
A highly regarded contributor to her field, Liskov wrote the standard textbook on abstraction in programming, is the inventor of abstract data types and the designer of influential programming languages.
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