- 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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Yet Keravuori is indebted to abstract expressionism, which extolled the spontaneous and the immediate.In the galleries: The Washington colorists and the CIA|Mark Jenkins|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The patterns also suggested a more abstract and potentially deeper perspective on what particles actually are.
To see whether women were significantly more likely to publish about female bird song than men, we identified all papers with “female song” in the title or abstract that had been published in the last 20 years.Few people knew female birds had unique songs—until women started studying them|By Omland, Rose & Odom/The Conversation|September 28, 2020|Popular-Science
However, the patterns capture something more abstract about the memory—what makes a sheep a sheep versus a dog—even when the two animals are learned across separate sessions.How a Memory Quirk of the Human Brain Can Galvanize AI|Shelly Fan|September 28, 2020|Singularity Hub
I had the sense that the abstract things are somehow clearer to me than the more concrete things, because I was just more confident that I was understanding them correctly.Conducting the Mathematical Orchestra From the Middle|Rachel Crowell|September 2, 2020|Quanta Magazine
In the next reign he drew up an elaborate plan for abstracting her lucrative carrying trade.Sir Walter Ralegh|William Stebbing
We are always dismissing or neglecting a great part of our impressions, and abstracting and combining among those which we retain.
She was walking slowly and looking down as she went, as if some thought was abstracting her.In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim|Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Germans were once devils for inhuman theoretic abstracting of living beings.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
"You must have an extraordinary power of abstracting your mind," Bernard said to her, observing it.Confidence|Henry James