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Synonyms for abstract

Synonyms for (noun) abstract

Synonyms: abstract, abstraction Definition: a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance Usage: he loved her only in the abstract--not in person

Similar words: concept, conception, construct Definition: an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Synonyms: outline, synopsis, abstract, precis Definition: a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Similar words: sum-up, summary Definition: a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form Usage: he gave a summary of the conclusions

Synonyms for (verb) abstract

Synonyms: abstract Definition: consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically

Similar words: reckon, regard, consider, view, see Definition: deem to be Usage: She views this quite differently from me; I consider her to be shallow; I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do

Synonyms: abstract Definition: consider apart from a particular case or instance Usage: Let's abstract away from this particular example

Similar words: take, look at, consider, deal Definition: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes Usage: Take the case of China; Consider the following case

Synonyms: abstract Definition: give an abstract (of)

Similar words: sum up, summarise, summarize, resume Definition: give a summary (of) Usage: he summed up his results; I will now summarize

Synonyms: abstract, filch, hook, snarf, sneak, nobble, swipe, cabbage, pilfer, pinch, purloin, lift Definition: make off with belongings of others

Similar words: steal Definition: take without the owner's consent Usage: Someone stole my wallet on the train; This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation

Synonyms for (adjective) abstract

Synonyms: abstract Definition: existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment Usage: abstract words like `truth' and `justice'

Similar words: notional, ideational, conceptional Definition: being of the nature of a notion or concept Usage: a plan abstract and conceptional; to improve notional comprehension; a notional response to the question

Similar words: conceptual Definition: being or characterized by concepts or their formation Usage: conceptual discussions; the schizophrenic loses ability to abstract or do conceptual thinking; sex is a notional category, gender is a grammatical category

Similar words: ideal Definition: constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception Usage: a poem or essay may be typical of its period in idea or ideal content

Similar words: ideologic, ideological Definition: concerned with or suggestive of ideas Usage: ideological application of a theory; the drama's symbolism was very ideological

Synonyms: abstract Definition: dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention Usage: abstract reasoning; abstract science

Similar words: theoretical Definition: concerned with theories rather than their practical applications Usage: theoretical physics

Synonyms: nonfigurative, nonobjective, abstract, abstractionist Definition: not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature Usage: a large abstract painting

Similar words: nonrepresentational Definition: of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature