abstraction - definitions and synonyms

abstraction noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

    Example Sentenses:

    • he loved her only in the abstract--not in person

    Synonyms:

    abstract
  2. English Meaning: 

    : the act of withdrawing or removing something

  3. English Meaning: 

    : the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances

  4. English Meaning: 

    : an abstract painting

  5. English Meaning: 

    : preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else

    Synonyms:

    abstractedness
  6. English Meaning: 

    : a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

    Synonyms:

    abstract entity