- the abstract qualities or characteristics of a work of art.
- a work of art, especially a nonrepresentational one, stressing formal relationships.
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Origin of abstraction
OTHER WORDS FROM abstractionab·strac·tion·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for abstraction
Flattening the curve became an abstraction with no real meaning.
A thoughtful return to contextual advertising means that the industry will need to consider the whole person, rather than a collection of abstractions.
In other words, their understanding doesn’t rely on the kind of abstraction of the world that text provides.This could lead to the next big breakthrough in common sense AI|Karen Hao|November 6, 2020|MIT Technology Review
This is a great book if you are looking for something with a little bit of abstraction and a lot of access to animals you won’t find out and about.Animal coffee table books that make great gifts and conversation fodder|PopSci Commerce Team|October 1, 2020|Popular Science
It suggests the model is actually capable of a certain level of abstraction, a fundamental skill for understanding the world.These weird, unsettling photos show that AI is getting smarter|Karen Hao|September 25, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It frustrated her to hear other students discussing death as an abstraction, subject to simple moral rules.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation|Nick Tabor|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is this kind of abstraction that leads to more mythology, more heroic narratives, more undertones of patriotic martyrdom.War Is About More Than Heroes, Martyrs, and Patriots|Nathan Bradley Bethea|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the many portraits, Picasso oscillates between naturalism and abstraction in his portraits of Jacqueline.
Democrats have to stop allowing Republicans to define the election as an up or down vote on an abstraction called Obamacare.
Only someone already painfully unable to deal with abstraction would draw such a suicidal conclusion.Richard Hofstadter and America’s New Wave of Anti-Intellectualism|David Masciotra|March 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Anemia in these cases is probably due both to toxins and to abstraction of blood.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Recovering from his fit of abstraction, Pyne, casting a final keen glance at the sleeper, walked out of the room.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Never affect a foolish reserve in a mixed company, keeping aloof from others as if in a state of mental abstraction.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
In their abstraction they had taken the long way home, instead of cutting directly across the ranch in the direction of the house.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
But in this abstraction from all outward things, his worldly affairs went ever lower down.Ruth|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell