Synonyms of abstract


1. abstraction, abstract, concept, conception, construct

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

2. outline, synopsis, abstract, precis, summary, sum-up

usage: a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory


1. abstract, see, consider, reckon, view, regard

usage: consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically

2. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift, steal

usage: make off with belongings of others

3. abstract, consider, take, deal, look at

usage: consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example"

4. abstract, sum up, summarize, summarise, resume

usage: give an abstract (of)


1. abstract (vs. concrete), conceptional, ideational, notional, conceptual, ideal, ideological, ideologic, intangible#2, impalpable, nonrepresentational

usage: existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"

2. abstract, abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective, nonrepresentational (vs. representational)

usage: not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting"

3. abstract, theoretical (vs. applied)

usage: dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; "abstract reasoning"; "abstract science"

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Definition and meaning of abstract (Dictionary)