- of or relating to the formal aspect of art, emphasizing lines, colors, generalized or geometrical forms, etc., especially with reference to their relationship to one another.
- (often initial capital letter) pertaining to the nonrepresentational art styles of the 20th century.
verb (used with object)
Origin of abstract
Examples from the Web for abstractly
What do you think it is, abstractly, that makes this period so absorbing?
By taking it abstractly I mean placing it behind our finite life as we place the word 'winter' behind to-night's cold weather.Pragmatism|William James
Abstractly considered, of course, the poet is what he is, but only in the abstract.The Reform of Education|Giovanni Gentile
Let us grant, however, since the thing is not abstractly inconceivable, that eggs really have no structure.Winds Of Doctrine|George Santayana