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English noun: abstraction

1. abstraction (cognition) a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance


SamplesHe loved her only in the abstract--not in person.


Synonymsabstract


Broader (hypernym)concept, conception, construct


Narrower (hyponym)absolute, right, teacher, thing

2. abstraction (act) the act of withdrawing or removing something


Broader (hypernym)remotion, removal

3. abstraction (cognition) the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances


Synonymsgeneralisation, generalization


Broader (hypernym)theorisation, theorization

4. abstraction (artifact) an abstract painting


Broader (hypernym)painting, picture

5. abstraction (cognition) preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else


Synonymsabstractedness


Broader (hypernym)absorption, engrossment, preoccupancy, preoccupation


Narrower (hyponym)reverie, revery

6. abstraction a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples


Synonymsabstract entity


Broader (hypernym)entity


Narrower (hyponym)amount, attribute, communication, group, grouping, measure, otherworld, psychological feature, quantity, relation, set









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