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abstract

ab·stract

abstract

 
 
pronunciation:
aeb straekt [or] b straekt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: existing without physical shape or substance.
Computers and cars are concrete things, but truth and beauty are abstract things.
antonyms:
concrete
definition 2: formed in the mind or in thought, with little connection to what actually exists or is proven.
His theory is completely abstract.She loves to talk about abstract ideas.
antonyms:
practical
similar words:
intellectual
definition 3: hard to understand because not based on one's experience of the world.
The study of cell biology is too abstract for most students in third grade.
antonyms:
clear, simple
similar words:
difficult, intellectual, obscure
derivations: abstractly (adv.), abstractness (n.)
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