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in the abstract

[ adjective ab-strakt, ab-strakt; noun ab-strakt; verb ab-strakt for 10–13, ab-strakt for 14 ]SEE DEFINITION OF in the abstract
  • as intheoretical
  • as inhypothetic
  • as intheoretic

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Antonyms for in the abstract

  • concrete
  • ignorant
  • illogical
  • material
  • objective
  • physical
  • real
  • simple
  • certain
  • definite
  • factual
  • proven
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WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "by itself, absolutely," from abstract (adj.) + -ly (2).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IN THE ABSTRACT

hypothetic

adjectivetheoretical
  • abstract
  • academic
  • analytical
  • as a premise
  • assumed
  • codified
  • conjectural
  • contingent
  • formalistic
  • formularized
  • general
  • hypothetical
  • ideal
  • idealized
  • ideational
  • ideological
  • imaginative
  • impractical
  • in the abstract
  • in theory
  • instanced
  • intelle
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