1 abstract /æbˈstrækt/ /ˈæbˌstrækt/ adjective
1 abstract
/æbˈstrækt/ /ˈæbˌstrækt/
Learner's definition of ABSTRACT
[more abstract; most abstract]
: relating to or involving general ideas or qualities rather than specific people, objects, or actions
opposite 2concrete 2
of art : expressing ideas and emotions by using elements such as colors and lines without attempting to create a realistic picture

— abstractly

/æbˈstræktli/ adverb

— abstractness

/æbˈstræktnəs/ noun [noncount]
2 abstract /ˈæbˌstrækt/ noun
plural abstracts
2 abstract
plural abstracts
Learner's definition of ABSTRACT
: a brief written statement of the main points or facts in a longer report, speech, etc. : summary
: an abstract work of art (such as a painting)

in the abstract

: without referring to a specific person, object, or event : in a general way
3 abstract /æbˈstrækt/ verb
abstracts; abstracted; abstracting
3 abstract
abstracts; abstracted; abstracting
Learner's definition of ABSTRACT
[+ object]
: to make a summary of the main parts of (a report, speech, etc.) : to make an abstract of (something)
: to obtain or remove (something) from a source
chiefly British, humorous : to steal (something)
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