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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.


Abstract of Title.


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

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LB 345, from Senator John Murante of Gretna, eliminated a requirement of one year of land title-related experience for issuance of a certificate of registration or a temporary certificate of registration for Nebraska abstracters. Before this bill was signed by Governor Ricketts, Nebraska was one of only six states to license abstracters, and the only state with this experience requirement.
If race or ethnicity was unknown, chart abstracters reviewed clinic notes for patient-reported race/ethnicity; they recorded provider-reported race/ethnicity only if a patient report was unavailable.
Decades ago, when I first wrote an article for Information Today, Inc., it was to defend an opinion that I had the temerity to express during the conference of an organization representing professional abstracters and indexers.
Currently, she said a licence is only required if you abstract more than 20,000 litres on any given day but the proposal is to top-slice from abstracters who have not used their full allocation in a given period.
Trained abstracters reviewed individual pathology reports for each case and extracted data using standardized forms.
Chemical Abstracts, with its far flung army of volunteer abstracters, was often 2-3 years behind.