- 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.
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The soaring sublimity of the Moslem monotheism comes partly from its narrowness and abstractness.
For this problem of the categories, in all its abstractness, is still a common problem for all of us.
And there may be varying degrees of abstractness in both cases.The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
The circumstance that makes the appreciation of cost often unaesthetic is the abstractness of that quality.The Sense of Beauty|George Santayana
On such a view thought certainly loses its abstractness and remoteness.Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen