Dictionary Results for abstraction


1. abstraction - noun

· a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"

Synonym(s): abstract

Hypernym(s): concept, conception, construct




2. abstraction - noun

· the act of withdrawing or removing something

Hypernym(s): removal, remotion




3. abstraction - noun

· the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances

Synonym(s): generalization, generalisation

Hypernym(s): theorization, theorisation




4. abstraction - noun

· an abstract painting

Hypernym(s): painting, picture




5. abstraction - noun

· preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else

Synonym(s): abstractedness

Hypernym(s): preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment




6. abstraction - noun

· a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

Synonym(s): abstract_entity

Hypernym(s): entity





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