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)
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In Common Usage. abstraction is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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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?
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