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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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More journals are beginning to include graphical abstracts in addition to their traditional ones.
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An abstract must be complete and should cover the major components of the research project.
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Additionally, the quality of an article cannot be assessed by the abstract alone as this lacks the nuances evident in the full article.
Current reliance on three reviewers for ratings of each abstract might be thought to attenuate the effects of rater biases, in part, because reviewers with low and high rating propensities would be randomly distributed across abstracts.
It was denominated as structured abstract in the editorial of that particular number (3), which is why they are currently considered synonymous, although they may not be: structuring an abstract permits its informative development.
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