Definition of 'abstraction'
Example sentences containing 'abstraction'
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`What I had in mind," said Sheila, `was an approach to abstraction. SOMEWHERE EAST OF LIFE (2001)It's a hazy abstraction, not susceptible to quantitative appraisal. LOHENGRIN (2001)Then it struck her that he was in a state of deep abstraction. COME AND BE KILLED (2001)
He looked up, and an apology for his clumsy abstraction died on his lips. THE CURSE OF CHALION (2001)
Trends of 'abstraction'
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Translations for 'abstraction'
British English: abstraction NOUN
An abstraction is a general idea rather than one relating to a particular object, person, or situation.
Is it worth fighting a big war, in the name of an abstraction like sovereignty?
Definition of abstraction from the Collins English Dictionary
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