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abstraction

[ ab-strak-shuhn ]
/ æbˈstræk ʃən /
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noun
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Origin of abstraction

1540–50; <Late Latin abstractiōn- (stem of abstractiō) separation. See abstract, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM abstraction

ab·strac·tion·al, adjective
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How to use abstraction in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for abstraction

abstraction
/ (æbˈstrækʃən) /

noun
absence of mind; preoccupation
the process of formulating generalized ideas or concepts by extracting common qualities from specific examples
an idea or concept formulated in this waygood and evil are abstractions
logic an operator that forms a class name or predicate from any given expressionSee also lambda calculus
an abstract painting, sculpture, etc
the act of withdrawing or removing

Derived forms of abstraction

abstractive, adjectiveabstractively, adverb
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