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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.

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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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Moreover, the development of ME sense of futurity is to be viewed as the increase in the level of abstractness, hence as the evolution of former conceptual structure via defocusing of the divine conceptual subject.
In Hegel's terms it is not a "concrete universal." The problematic abstractness of this universal lies not in some metaphysical characteristic, such as its belonging to a supersensible realm.
'The previous strategy development process did not generate the provincial GRP estimates and this limited the evidence base and added abstractness in the way a target was set.
Hakim's work aims to allow the viewer to see human activity in a different way with dramatic representations rendered in bold patterns of colour that accentuate the abstractness of the pieces.
Emphasizing the abstractness of figures, recent scholarship has tended to reject the standard view that geometrical figures belong in Spinoza's "book of nature." The author outlines an interpretation of Spinozan nature as geometrically tractable that both addresses the challenges facing the standard view and clarifies its basis.
"Figurativeness and abstractness coexist in Katz's works through color fields.
The court begins with the proposition that the statutory presumption of validity attaching to a patent applies to the determination of abstractness under 1.
However, few scholars have explored either the individual impact of abstractness or the joint effects of abstractness and social distance, on self-other risk perception differences.
Scientists from Dartmouth College in the US tested the basic question would processing the same information on a digital versus non-digital platform affect 'construal levels' the fundamental level of concreteness versus abstractness that people use in perceiving and interpreting behaviors, events and other informational stimuli.
It is preferred to call responsible consumption behaviour a construct rather than a concept, because of imprecision and abstractness in the meaning.
She thinks she'll be lucky enough if people are to actually find their own meaning through her work-if in between the sketches, the thickness of the lines, and the abstractness of the shapes, they would feel something immediate, direct and something refreshing and new.
Boasting titles that conspicuously flout allusions to natural phenomena (sea, earth, light) and real places (a road, a corridor, arches), Lundeberg's work is peculiarly romantic and intuitive: She reduces her subject matter to pale mnemonic traces, its reality just barely evident in the ghostly abstractness. It seems Lundeberg could escape neither her environment nor her unconscious.