- of or relating to the formal aspect of art, emphasizing lines, colors, generalized or geometrical forms, etc., especially with reference to their relationship to one another.
- Often Abstract . pertaining to the nonrepresentational art styles of the 20th century.
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In a pursuit whose meaning and purpose is abstract at the best of times, that’s not nothing.
“Our models can validate thousands of unseen candidates in seconds,” the study’s authors wrote in the abstract to their paper, which appears in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.50 new planets, including one as big as Neptune, are identified using A.I.|rhhackettfortune|August 26, 2020|Fortune
It also makes it more real and concrete, rather than abstract.Hurricanes have names. Some climate experts say heat waves should, too|Jack J. Lee|August 14, 2020|Science News
The same applies in fields of biology dealing with more abstract concepts of the individual — entities that emerge as distinct patterns within larger schemes of behavior or activity.What Is an Individual? Biology Seeks Clues in Information Theory.|Jordana Cepelewicz|July 16, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The Ising model represents one of the simplest places in this abstract “theory space,” and so serves as a proving ground for developing novel tools for exploring uncharted territory.The Cartoon Picture of Magnets That Has Transformed Science|Charlie Wood|June 24, 2020|Quanta Magazine
These matters are not mere threats to abstract constitutional principles.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Do you think that as we get older our thoughts shift to the more abstract, the music, than the definite, the lyrics?
To listeners, Adnan is a real human while Jay remains an abstract figure.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the mindset of the Coexist camp, those abstract beliefs have become twisted things, wrapped up with hate.
“There will be flashbacks to that day, but I think it will be a reasonably abstract performance,” Berger said.
This work is now lost, and we know it only by the abstract given by Photius in the passage quoted.
If you are thinking of making an Abstract of a particular book, awaken the utmost interest in regard to it before you begin.
Any other work of which an Abstract is published will serve the student as well as the above.
Three things are required: To learn how to abstract; To make one, at least, such abstract; and To learn it when made.
He never made any attempt to learn the abstract science of war, and until stirred by danger his character seemed to slumber.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison