having the power of abstracting.
pertaining to an abstract or summary.

Nearby words

  1. abstracting journal,
  2. abstracting service,
  3. abstraction,
  4. abstractionism,
  5. abstractionist,
  6. abstractively,
  7. abstractly,
  8. abstrict,
  9. abstriction,
  10. abstruse

Origin of abstractive

From the Medieval Latin word abstractīvus, dating back to 1480–90. See abstract, -ive

Related formsab·strac·tive·ly, adverbab·strac·tive·ness, nounun·ab·strac·tive, adjectiveun·ab·strac·tive·ly, adverb

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