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:

    We must trust infinitely to the beneficent necessity which shines through all laws. Human nature expresses itself in them as characteristically as in statues, or songs, or railroads, and an abstract of the codes of nations would be an abstract of the common conscience.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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)

    The whole body of what is now called moral or ethical truth existed in the golden age as abstract science. Or, if we prefer, we may say that the laws of Nature are the purest morality.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)