[ ab-strak-tiv ]
/ æbˈstræk tɪv /


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

Origin of abstractive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM abstractive

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