Abstinence theory

the theory that interest is payment for conserving current income.

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  • Abstinent

    forbearance from any indulgence of appet-te, especially from the use of alcoholic beverages: total abstinence. any self-restraint, self-denial, or forbearance. economics. the conserving of current income in order to build up capital or savings. the state of being without a drug, as alcohol or heroin, on which one is dependent. contemporary examples partic-p-nts were divided […]

  • Abstr.

    . . abstract

  • Abstract away from

    thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances: an abstract idea. expressing a quality or characteristic apart from any specific object or instance, as justice, poverty, and speed. theoretical; not applied or practical: abstract science. difficult to understand; abstruse: abstract speculations. fine arts. of or relating to the formal aspect of art, […]

  • Abstract class

    abstract cl-ss programming in object-oriented programming, a cl-ss designed only as a parent from which sub-cl-sses may be derived, but which is not itself suitable for instantiation. often used to “abstract out” incomplete sets of features which may then be shared by a group of sibling sub-cl-sses which add different variations of the missing pieces. […]

  • Abstract data type

    abstract data type programming (adt) a kind of data abstraction where a type’s internal form is hidden behind a set of access functions. values of the type are created and inspected only by calls to the access functions. this allows the implementation of the type to be changed without requiring any changes outside the module […]

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