abstract thinking n.
Thinking characterized by the ability to use concepts and to make and understand generalizations, such as of the properties or pattern shared by a variety of specific items or events.
It also leads to a corresponding increase in risk-taking and abstract thinking.
Petraeus May Have Been Felled by His Own Brain Chemistry Chris Berdik November 16, 2012
But he was either untrained for, or simply distrusted, any form of abstract thinking.
The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, February 1, 2014 January 31, 2014
To make good this inference, observe what abstract thinking must do.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847 Various
Charles Orsino was not good at arguments or indeed at any abstract thinking.
The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
But it would be difficult to teach them arithmetic, or combination of ideas or abstract thinking of any kind.
The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917 Various
(i) abstract thinking, it should be noted, represents an end, not the end.
How We Think John Dewey
We do our abstract thinking in the main through the help of Greek and Latin derivatives.
The Unpopular Review, Number 19 Various
Keats, on the other hand, had a mind constitutionally unapt for abstract thinking.
Life of John Keats Sidney Colvin
We shall be condemned, for some time to come, to do a terrible deal of abstract thinking about each other.
Roderick Hudson Henry James
They were not enfeebled by sthetic culture, paralyzed by abstract thinking, or hardened by professional training.
Aristotle and Ancient Educational Ideals Thomas Davidson
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lost in thought; deeply engrossed or preoccupied. 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 […]
lost in thought; deeply engrossed or preoccupied. Historical Examples He looks gloomily and abstractedly into the red logs of the wood fire. Vera Nevill Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron Charles looked at his father for permission, who said abstractedly, “Give it her.” Howards End E. M. Forster He came back, however, in a few minutes, and […]
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, […]