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an abstract or general idea or term. the act of considering something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances. an impractical idea; something visionary and unrealistic. the act of taking away or separating; withdrawal: The sensation of cold is due to the abstraction of heat from our […]
the practice and theory of abstract art. Historical Examples abstractionism of the worst sort dogs Mr. Russell in his own trials to tell positively what the word ‘truth’ means. The Meaning of Truth William James It is precisely this sort of abstractionism which has vitiated so much of value theory. The Value of Money Benjamin […]
a person who produces abstract works of art. showing abstract characteristics in art; tending toward . Historical Examples But see now how the abstractionist treats this rich and intricate vision that a certain state of things must be true. The Meaning of Truth William James
having the power of . pertaining to an or summary. Historical Examples An abstractive set which satisfies this condition is thus an abstractive set composed wholly of durations. The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead Accordingly an event-particle could cover no other abstractive element. The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead According to my own […]
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, […]