ALL meanings of abstracting

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  • adjective abstracting thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances: an abstract idea. 1
  • adjective abstracting expressing a quality or characteristic apart from any specific object or instance, as justice, poverty, and speed. 1
  • adjective abstracting theoretical; not applied or practical: abstract science. 1
  • adjective abstracting difficult to understand; abstruse: abstract speculations. 1
  • adjective abstracting Fine Arts. of or relating to the formal aspect of art, emphasizing lines, colors, generalized or geometrical forms, etc., especially with reference to their relationship to one another. (often initial capital letter) pertaining to the nonrepresentational art styles of the 20th century. 1
  • noun abstracting a summary of a text, scientific article, document, speech, etc.; epitome. 1
  • noun abstracting something that concentrates in itself the essential qualities of anything more extensive or more general, or of several things; essence. 1
  • noun abstracting an idea or term considered apart from some material basis or object. 1
  • noun abstracting an abstract work of art. 1
  • verb with object abstracting to draw or take away; remove. 1
  • verb with object abstracting to divert or draw away the attention of. 1
  • verb with object abstracting to steal. 1
  • verb with object abstracting to consider as a general quality or characteristic apart from specific objects or instances: to abstract the notions of time, space, and matter. 1
  • verb with object abstracting to make an abstract of; summarize. 1
  • idioms abstracting abstract away from, to omit from consideration. 1
  • idioms abstracting in the abstract, without reference to a specific object or instance; in theory: beauty in the abstract. 1
  • noun abstracting Present participle of abstract. 1
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