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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Abstractions represented in the concept map in the form of submaps are displayed at the appropriate indentation level in the outline translation.
The practicing of conscious abstracting and consciousness of abstracting helps us to improve the quality of our abstractions and concomitantly the quality of our living.
A distributed system is just another example: it can be viewed as the application domain for which we should identify and classify the fundamental abstractions.
Yet Cunningham continues along what now seems his own preordained path of modern dance with a classic classroom twist, which relies on time rather than music for its energy, platform, and trampoline, and has aspirations to painterly abstractions.
It will include definitions for items such as hardware and firmware abstraction, boot time OS abstractions, multi-core support, power management, busses and interconnects, among other items.
Circling Around Abstraction" beautifully traces and showcases O'Keeffe's experiments with circular forms throughout her lengthy career from hypnotic swirls in charcoal abstractions in the 1910s, through her carefully constructed still lifes of the 1920, to close-up depictions drawn from the natural world in the 1930s, to her seminal pelvis series of the 1940s, and concludes with a selection of her late paintings in which she went back to the visionary roots of her earliest days as an artist.
The exhibition fell roughly into three parts, of which the first presented a familiar mystery: How do Richter's squeegeed abstractions, utterly strange in their fusion of Expressionism and impersonality, manage both to seduce through their color and detail and to put ravishment out of reach through what Arthur Danto has called their "protective cool"?
In general, abstractions for public water supply (abstraction, purification, quality control, transport and distribution) represent only a small percentage of total abstraction (less than 20% in nine of the fifteen EU Member States).
What Paret means is that a business unit manager planning a new e-commerce program, for example, does not think in terms of hard drives, routers, or firewalls -- low level abstractions -- but in terms of the end-to-end service that needs to be delivered -- an abstraction of the highest level.
Squareish and conventionally flat, Sleep, 1983-84, and the more recent Bounding Dog, 1993-94, would seem to be intense but tradition-bound abstractions if they weren't embedded in the artist's broader investigations, and they owe their taut presence and compositional snap to the understanding of edge conditions and the physicality of color derived from her research in the higher dimensions, Oddly, they are both pictures of dogs.
Agility gives support for C++ classes, templates and inheritance that provide powerful abstractions to shield low level detail from the core algorithm.
Yet, while she certainly conjures the ghost of abstractions past, Heilmann's language is less abstraction per se than a color-gorged, visual pig-Latin version of it.