- 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)
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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