abstract thinking n.
Thinking characterized by the ability to use concepts and to make and understand generalizations, such as of the properties or pattern shared by a variety of specific items or events.
It also leads to a corresponding increase in risk-taking and abstract thinking.
But he was either untrained for, or simply distrusted, any form of abstract thinking.
To make good this inference, observe what abstract thinking must do.
Charles Orsino was not good at arguments or indeed at any abstract thinking.
But it would be difficult to teach them arithmetic, or combination of ideas or abstract thinking of any kind.
(i) abstract thinking, it should be noted, represents an end, not the end.
We do our abstract thinking in the main through the help of Greek and Latin derivatives.
Keats, on the other hand, had a mind constitutionally unapt for abstract thinking.
We shall be condemned, for some time to come, to do a terrible deal of abstract thinking about each other.
They were not enfeebled by sthetic culture, paralyzed by abstract thinking, or hardened by professional training.