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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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(2011) showed that emotional valence and linguistic information are essential for abstract concepts. When discussing the findings of Gleitman and her collaborators (2005), the same authors concluded that abstract words that denote emotion-related states must also be "easy", allowing for word-to-world mappings (Kousta, Vigliocco et al., 2011; also consult Vigliocco, Meteyard, Andrews, & Kousta, 2009).
"But we're now at the stage of having kids learn how to use math in daily life, rather than abstract concepts with no connection to reality." And that's a real change, he says, for math instruction.
Drawing on ideas in cognitive linguistics, game studies, and game design, the book outlines a process for turning experiences, personal themes, and complex abstract concepts into video games.
Some leaning more toward language education and some leaning more toward anthropology, linguists look at language policy not as a set of abstract concepts or official documents, but as a complex of practices, ideologies, attitudes, and formal and informal mechanisms that influence people's language choices in profound and pervasive ways.
The software is designed in a way that it will cover all the behavioral objectives of the subject in question and supported by multimedia which will help students to understand the abstract concepts. The aim of this study is to evaluate this software by the point of computer and science teachers' view.
No Piraha refers to abstract concepts or to distant places and times.
Until recently the statue has been conventionally understood to be an angel pure and simple.(36) At first glance there would appear to be little to be added to such a generic reading because the effeminate, curly-haired, winged being is in clear accordance with the normal angelic types of the international Gothic style.(37) However, upon reflection this alone does not suffice for positive identification of the figure as "merely" an angel because in the period in question similar dress and wings also occur frequently in images of personified abstract concepts, and especially standard virtues.(38) In effect there is no obstacle to assuming that our thus-far anonymous angelic being belongs to the same category of allegorical imagery as does its companion Iustitia.
Giving up the rigorous mathematical logic aspect, they move directly from abstract concepts and theories to real-world examples and practical engineering issues.
Although focused on the informal urbanism often seen in slums, favelas, or squatter settlements in Latin America, this volume seeks to expand the consideration of "kinetic" cities, taking into consideration such abstract concepts as simultaneity and coexistence.
Many of the ideas presented are on the cutting edge and deal with anything from abstract concepts to fiddlehead ferns, from a number to numeral, from software to the nuts and bolts of a computer.
Aesthetic Response." Knowledge of the academic standards for the arts and humanities incorporates carefully developed and integrated components: application of problem-solving skills; extensive practice in the comprehension of basic symbol systems and abstract concepts; application of technical skills in practical production and performance; comprehension and application of the creative process; development and practice of creative thinking skills; and development of verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
Written with both the student of business and the practicing professional in mind, this book helps to put abstract concepts and theories into real context, allowing for a deeper understanding of the competitive dynamics at play in the markets and providing practical approaches to fomenting sound strategies.