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Abstract

To take or withdraw from; as, to abstract the funds of a bank. To remove or separate. To summarize or abridge.

An abstract comprises—or concentrates in itself—the essential qualities of a larger thing—or of several things—in a short, abbreviated form. It differs from a transcript, which is a verbatim copy of the thing itself and is more comprehensive.

Cross-references

Abstract of Title.

abstract

n. in general, a summary of a record or document, such as an abstract of judgment or abstract of title to real property.

abstract

noun abbreviation, abbreviature, analect, brief, capsule, compendium, compilation, compression, condensation, consolidation, conspectus, contraction, digest, epitoma, epitome, extract, pandect, precis, reduction, summary, synopsis
Associated concepts: abstract idea, abstract of a record, abbtract of judgment, abstract of title, abstract proposition of law, abstracts of evidence, marketable title acts, title search

abstract

(Separate), verb detach, disengage, disjoin, dissociate, disunite, isolate, remove, take out of context

abstract

(Summarize), verb abbreviate, abridge, capsulize, compact, compress, condense, contract, reduce, shorten, synopsize, telescope
See also: abridgment, capsule, compendium, condense, delineation, digest, extract, hold up, intangible, lessen, moot, note, outline, recondite, restatement, review, rob, scenario, select, speculative, steal, summary, synopsis, theoretical, withdraw
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When Kiebert leaves behind the props of assumed spiritualism and begins to explore materials abstractly, allowing her subconscious and her intellect to follow, as with the Urns and the China Rocks, it is then that Kiebert's ceramics take on depth and tone.
Abstractly, it seems like airplanes are the greener choice than driving.
The third look of the bunch featured a bodice made from an intricate black coral design paired with a billowing, abstractly printed skirt.
Solomon Passy is categorical that responsibility should be taken personally, rather than abstractly.
A wealth of tunes scampers across the two discs, from thoughtful to hyperactive, embracing improvisation both abstractly diaphanous and grown out of old standards.
Project intelligence; project intelligence is the ability of the project team to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend ideas, use language, learn, and to succeed.
In the interview, released on Saturday, Obama said he wanted a Fed leader who would focus on helping the economy grow and not just work abstractly to keep inflation in check and markets stable, the Times reported.
From abstractly designed droplights to distinctive floor lamps, from creative ceiling lamps to delicate lamps, people are interested in lighting that can personalize their lives.
Al-Sharq" daily newspaper in its editorial wrote that the speech orated by HRH Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was quite frank and similarly urged the GCC leaders to sincerely brainstorm themselves honestly and abstractly regarding the extent of appropriateness between the output of the GCC work and the aspirations of the GCC citizens, pointing out that the answer was given by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in his own words was equally frank as he said that what has been achieved so far does not live up to aspirations and ambitions.
Her work is more about a certain temperament, a desire to communicate concepts, thoughts, ideas, and emotions abstractly, beyond merely exploring art principles of composition, tone, value, line, hue, texture, etc, said Arjumand Faisal, Curator of the show.
The poems in this collection see Smith using her spiritual perceptiveness not abstractly, but to search out innovative visceral details.
And math teaches other important practices, including how to approach tasks methodically, pay attention to detail, and think abstractly.