abstract[ adjective ab-strakt, ab-strakt; noun ab-strakt; verb ab-strakt for 10–13, ab-strakt for 14 ]SEE DEFINITION OF abstract
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABSTRACT
Let us waste no time in discussions about abstract law and right.
St. Anselm proved the existence of God by the most abstract arguments.
Speculative or theoretic knowledge is divided into abstract and concrete.
Thus, physiology is an abstract science; but zoology is concrete.
This is not the fault of Columbus, albeit we only have an abstract of his journal.
If we say 'Not pleasure, not virtue, not wisdom, nor yet any quality which we can abstract from these'—what then?
Philosophy had become extravagant, eclectic, abstract, devoid of any real content.
The system of Hegel frees the mind from the dominion of abstract ideas.
We see the advantage of viewing in the concrete what mankind regard only in the abstract.
But the abstract is a vacant form to us until brought into relation with man and nature.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR ABSTRACT
- fool's paradise
- trumped up
- no go
- won't fly