- not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
- make off with belongings of others
- dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention
- consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
- consider apart from a particular case or instance
- give an abstract (of)
- a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
- a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
- existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
She beheaded me, and flung my head into abstract space
"archipenko: Russian-born american sculptor noted for his cubist and purely abstract works, such as Dual (1955)."
The above statements express the University's fundamental and enduring aspirations; as such, they are rightly general and to some extent abstract.
He glanced at Sun Chi-jen, who nodded abstractedly
Abraham talked on, rather for the pleasure of utterance than for audition, so that his sister's abstraction was of no account
Any of various central structures,such as the spinal column,or standard abstract lines used as a positional referent.
Used before an uncountable noun (abstract, material, proper) to refer to a countable meaning of noun.
statics, the physicist knows, is only an abstraction from dynamics
'Good,' said Syme abstractedly, without looking up from his strip of paper
He began by remarking that soda-water, though a good thing in the abstract, was apt to lie cold upon the stomach unless qualified with ginger