Origin of abstractive
Related formsab·strac·tive·ly, adverbab·strac·tive·ness, nounun·ab·strac·tive, adjectiveun·ab·strac·tive·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for abstractive
We have got to annex some condition to the root property of being covered by any abstractive set which it covers.
Accordingly an event-particle could cover no other abstractive element.
I will call such a set of durations an ‘abstractive set’ of durations.
Let σ be the name of any condition which some abstractive sets fulfil.
When this is the case I shall call the two sets ‘equal in abstractive force.’