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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If this were so, the extreme case of pure abstract thought is not very helpful for our analysis.
To the instructor only--Examples include: bipedality, opposable thumbs, abstract thought, art, music and literature, complex brains, long childhoods, committing suicide, and possessing complex interconnections in our brains.
This model consists of: a) the brainstem--controlling metabolic functions like heart rate and breathing; b) the limbic system--the seat of emotion and memory, comprising chiefly the amygdala, the hippocampus, and the hypothalamus; and c) the neocortex--the most distinctly human component of the brain's architecture that allows us to engage in abstract thought and communicate in complex sentences.
That is why there is so much description of apparently abstract thought in my account of the Reformation, and why the discussion of this abstract thought sometimes has to get extremely intricate.
Various noninvasive research investigates language, tool use, abstract thought, and music, among other behaviors within the bonobo colony.
But the game's patterns introduce Skylor and his first-grade classmates at Pomelo Drive Elementary to the concept of abstract thought - one of the keys to understanding algebraic equations.
James's so-called origami is, then, a provisional, unapologetically formalist way to reanimate abstract thought in the space of the gallery.
Theory is a product of mind and body; to consign it to the realm of abstract thought at the expense of emotion is to undermine its meaningfulness as well as some of the pleasure we might find in it.
The authors say that early symptoms of ADRD include problems with short-term memory, time-related concepts, judgment, reasoning ability, abstract thought, reading comprehension, and spoken language comprehension.
The article notes that there is growing evidence to suggest that high-quality pretend play is an important facilitator of perspective taking and later abstract thought, that it may facilitate higher-level cognition, and that there are clear links between pretend play and social and linguistic competence.
Scientists have proved that baboons (Papio papio) are capable of abstract thought -- a central aspect of human intelligence previously displayed only by apes.
Perhaps three examples from the world of business will make this abstract thought easier to understand.