Abstract

Abstract may refer to:

  • Abstract (law), a summary of a legal document
  • Abstract (summary), in scientific publishing
  • Abstract art, artistic works that don't attempt to represent reality or concrete subjects
  • Abstract object in philosophy
  • Abstract structure in mathematics
  • Abstract type in computer science
  • The property of an abstraction
  • Q-Tip (rapper), also known as "The Abstract"

Famous quotes containing the word abstract:

    Somebody once said that I am incapable of drawing a man, but that I draw abstract things like despair, disillusion, despondency, sorrow, lapse of memory, exile, and that these things are sometimes in a shape that might be called Man or Woman.
    James Thurber (1894–1961)

    One of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about the value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating. This is not because they are callous or personally inhuman: it is because they live in and accept a society which is incapable of knowing what a human life is worth.
    John Berger (b. 1926)

    Alice grown lazy, mammoth but not fat,
    Declines upon her lost and twilight age;
    Above in the dozing leaves the grinning cat
    Quivers forever with his abstract rage....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)