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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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2001; Vallacher & Wegner, 1989), it was predicted that those induced to think abstractly would expect to perform better in the course and to enjoy the course more than those primed to think concretely.
And it is precisely this imitation or in Baudrillardean terms 'simulation' of the act of painting abstractly that I believe has captured so many people.
Meakin traces "articulate" to its Latin root, which "denotes the joints or limbs of the body, or more abstractly, 'pieces', which are distinctly divided, yet form a coherent whole', hence, clear, distinct speech itself.
More abstractly, he also elucidates what he terms the "thought-world" (p.
Accompanied by a bare-bones guitar-bass-drums trio that includes the wonderful Dan Baird (formerly of the Georgia Satellites) on lead guitar, Hoge delivers a tight, concise lesson in pop songcraft that is every bit as emotionally satisfying as it is abstractly impressive.
This makes it difficult, if not impossible, to determine abstractly which aspirants possess satisfactory" teaching skills.
They are braver about this than adults, perhaps, because they haven't fully developed the ability to think abstractly.
It doesn't, as a rule, lead to learning how to see their choices more intelligently or more abstractly.
Big, imposing Said Gharbi, a blind actor who is integrated seamlessly into the cast, recounts childhood fantasies of being a sponge, a fish, a bird; the piece deals abstractly with humankind's attempts to reconcile who we are with what we want.
He painted abstractly throughout his career, but always with reference to the natural world.