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Meaning of word abstraction from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

abstraction   noun

Meaning : A concept or idea not associated with any specific instance.

Example : He loved her only in the abstract--not in person.

Synonyms : abstract

Meaning : The act of withdrawing or removing something.

Meaning : The process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances.

Synonyms : generalisation, generalization

Meaning : An abstract painting.

Meaning : Preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else.

Synonyms : abstractedness

Meaning : A general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples.

Synonyms : abstract entity