abstract ADJECTIVE 1) theoretical rather than physical or concrete. 2) (of art) achieving its effect through colour and shapes rather than attempting to represent recognizable reality.
VERB 1) extract or remove. 2) consider theoretically or separately from something else. 3) make a written summary of.
NOUN 1) a summary of a book or article. 2) an abstract work of art.
DERIVATIVES abstractly adverb abstractor noun.
ORIGIN from Latin abstrahere 'draw away' .

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