ALL meanings of abstractness

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  • noun abstractness the quality of being abstract as opposed to concrete 3
  • adjective abstractness thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances: an abstract idea. 1
  • adjective abstractness expressing a quality or characteristic apart from any specific object or instance, as justice, poverty, and speed. 1
  • adjective abstractness theoretical; not applied or practical: abstract science. 1
  • adjective abstractness difficult to understand; abstruse: abstract speculations. 1
  • adjective abstractness 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 abstractness a summary of a text, scientific article, document, speech, etc.; epitome. 1
  • noun abstractness something that concentrates in itself the essential qualities of anything more extensive or more general, or of several things; essence. 1
  • noun abstractness an idea or term considered apart from some material basis or object. 1
  • noun abstractness an abstract work of art. 1
  • verb with object abstractness to draw or take away; remove. 1
  • verb with object abstractness to divert or draw away the attention of. 1
  • verb with object abstractness to steal. 1
  • verb with object abstractness 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 abstractness to make an abstract of; summarize. 1
  • idioms abstractness abstract away from, to omit from consideration. 1
  • idioms abstractness in the abstract, without reference to a specific object or instance; in theory: beauty in the abstract. 1
  • noun abstractness The quality of being abstract. (First attested in the late 16th century.). 1
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