- 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 Abstract . pertaining to the nonrepresentational art styles of the 20th century.
verb (used with object)
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The two earliest works here, which include the show’s namesake, are gestural in the manner of abstract expressionism.In the galleries: The Washington colorists and the CIA|Mark Jenkins|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
They needed to consider all rocks and then sketch out a convincing theory of how abstract math could percolate down through messy geophysics and into even messier reality.Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology|Joshua Sokol|November 19, 2020|Quanta Magazine
I’m thinking about abstract systems and studying their evolution to understand what kind of predictions can be made about their long-term behavior.
You can talk about the abstract existence of 0s and 1s, and how an operator might act on 0s and 1s, and these are all much more abstract mathematical relations.
In the 1970s, an abstract painter named Harold Cohen introduced the world to the first artistic AI system, called AARON.
What do you think it is, abstractly, that makes this period so absorbing?
Take concrete steps aimed at addressing the problem that looms, rather than ruminating abstractly about what-if scenarios.
And because it seems, albeit abstractly, linked to creativity.
Put thus broadly and abstractly, the answer must be negative.The Analysis of Mind|Bertrand Russell
It was impossible for life to reason abstractly until speech was developed.Revolution and Other Essays|Jack London
The truth of the proposition, abstractly considered, has been long acknowledged and nowadays requires no argument.Wanted, a Young Woman to Do Housework|C. Helene Barker
Before, she had sympathised with Rogers abstractly; now her sympathy was for a hopeless soul, bare and agonising beneath her eyes.To Him That Hath|Leroy Scott
This decision did not come abstractly, nor did it come quickly.The Bible and Life|Edwin Holt Hughes