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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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They were assigned randomly to conditions in a 2 (event abstractness: high/low) X 2 (risk target: self/other) mixed design study, with event abstractness as a between-subjects factor and risk target as a within-subjects factor.
Notably, the scores on three subscales, Originality, Elaboration, and Abstractness of Title, were significantly higher in the treatment group than in the control group.
Thus, the abstractness of claims for software patents cannot be
First, despite the fact that complementarity has served as a keyword in the establishment of the ICC, and has an essential function inside and outside the Court, it still endures a considerable degree of abstractness and ambiguity, an issue that leaves it open to different interpretations.
The standard score ranges of each subscale are Fluency, 40-153; Originality, 40-154; Elaboration, 40-160; Abstractness of Titles, 40-160; and Resistance to Premature Closure, 40-160.
Some of the metric s for abstraction identified from the literature are the Measurement of Functional Abstraction (MFA) proposed by Bansiya and Davis [10] and the Abstractness (A) metrics defined in the Borland Together Tool [24].
Note that, despite this review's focus on relations between preferences and abstractness in art, studies relating preferences and stimulus complexity are also cited.
Although proportionality is well-established as a legal principle, its abstractness produces inconsistent application across judges and cases.
power strivings, affiliation strivings, intimacy strivings), two are particularly relevant to the present study: the level of abstractness of the striving, and the spiritual content of the striving.
Because of this abstractness, effective leadership development requires a multifaceted approach that integrates formal instruction to help students conceptualize effective leadership with opportunities to experience leadership.
The lions, composed of small, interlocking blocks, with their geometric abstractness reflected the use of dots and grids as seen in some of Wang's and Wujcik's paintings hung in the adjacent gallery.
Despite these advantages, transparency and abstractness pull in opposite directions and Descartes' inability to resolve this tension spelled the demise of his new analysis.