What is abstract?

  • (adj): Dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention.
    Example: "Abstract reasoning"; "abstract science"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on abstract, abstracts:

Timeline Of Category Theory And Related Mathematics - 1945–1970
... of sheaves is as continuously varying sets (a generalization of abstract sets) ... the categorical framework for the universal cohomology theory) may be used as an abstract substitute for singular cohomology (and rational. 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 Categories ...
History Of The Race And Intelligence Controversy - History - 1960-1980
... ("Level I" ability), they had difficulties with abstract conceptual reasoning ("Level II" ability) ... according to SES level 1 and level 2, associative learning and abstract thinking (g), respectively ... learning, but they fall behind on abstract thinking ...
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Graham Priest - Selected Works - Articles
... http//onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.0031-8094.2000.00187.x/abstract ... ey.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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "abstract":

  • (adj): Based on specialized theory.
    Synonyms: theoretical
  • (adj): Existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment.
    Example: "Abstract words like 'truth' and 'justice'"
  • (verb): Consider apart from a particular case or instance.
    Example: "Let's abstract away from this particular example"
  • (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): Give an abstract (of).
  • (verb): Consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically.
  • (noun): A sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory.
    Synonyms: outline, synopsis, precis

Famous quotes containing the word abstract:

    But the abstract conception
    Of private experience at its greatest intensity
    Becoming universal, which we call “poetry,”
    May be affirmed in verse.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    The reader uses his eyes as well as or instead of his ears and is in every way encouraged to take a more abstract view of the language he sees. The written or printed sentence lends itself to structural analysis as the spoken does not because the reader’s eye can play back and forth over the words, giving him time to divide the sentence into visually appreciated parts and to reflect on the grammatical function.
    J. David Bolter (b. 1951)

    We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.
    Salvador Dali (1904–1989)