What is abstract?

  • (verb): Consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on abstract, abstracts:

Timeline Of Category Theory And Related Mathematics - 1945–1970
... interpretation of sheaves is as continuously varying sets (a generalization of abstract sets) ... motives (the categorical framework for the universal cohomology theory) may be used as an abstract substitute for singular cohomology (and rational cohomology) to compare, relate and unite "motivated" properties and. 1965 Edgar Brown Abstract homotopy categories A proper framework for the study of homotopy theory of CW-complexes 1965 Max Kelly dg-categories 1965 Max Kelly–Samuel Eilenberg Enriched category theory ...
Graham Priest - Selected Works - Articles
... http//onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.0031-8094.2000.00187.x/abstract ... http//onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.0066-7372.2003.00065.x/abstract ... http//www.doaj.org/doaj?func=abstract id=970235 recNo=6 toc=1 uiLanguage=en ...
List Of Academic Databases And Search Engines
... student based) Student driven research abstracts, posters, articles, science specific search engine, public forum Free APeJ search Academic Reference and Research Index Multidisciplinary Academic search ... Scholarly journals published in Africa Free abstracts Subscription full-text African Journals OnLine AgeLine Sociology, Gerontology Includes information on aging-related topics, including economics, public health ... Subscription Airiti Inc Analytical Abstracts Chemistry Subscription Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical sciences digital library Analytical sciences Free National ...
Joseph Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski - Biographical Summary of Works
... Ostoja introduced the new abstract expression of Europe both to lecturers and students at the Victorian School of Art, Melbourne ... Ostoja's work in abstract expression began to receive accolades ... He designed the set for The Egg and a new, light/colour abstract presentation for two performances of the South Australian Ballet Theatre ...
History Of The Race And Intelligence Controversy - History - 1960-1980
... learning and memorization ("Level I" ability), they had difficulties with abstract conceptual reasoning ("Level II" ability) ... to SES level 1 and level 2, associative learning and abstract thinking (g), respectively ... of associative learning, but they fall behind on abstract thinking ...

More definitions of "abstract":

  • (adj): Existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment.
    Example: "Abstract words like 'truth' and 'justice'"
  • (adj): Based on specialized theory.
    Synonyms: theoretical
  • (verb): Give an abstract (of).
  • (noun): A concept or idea not associated with any specific instance.
    Example: "He loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
    Synonyms: abstraction
  • (verb): Consider apart from a particular case or instance.
    Example: "Let's abstract away from this particular example"
  • (noun): A sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory.
    Synonyms: outline, synopsis, precis
  • (adj): Dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention.
    Example: "Abstract reasoning"; "abstract science"

Famous quotes containing the word abstract:

    Just as a chemist “isolates” a substance from contaminations that distort his view of its nature and effects, so the work of art purifies significant appearance. It presents abstract themes in their generality, but not reduced to diagrams.
    Rudolf Arnheim (b. 1904)

    O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.
    Louis Aragon (1897–1982)

    The probability of learning something unusual from a newspaper is far greater than that of experiencing it; in other words, it is in the realm of the abstract that the more important things happen in these times, and it is the unimportant that happens in real life.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)