Definition of Abstract:

  1. Statement of what a scholarly or complex written work contains, presented as a summary usually by someone other than the author of the work. An abstract aims to present only the gist of the subject matter, stresses brevity, and makes no attempt to preserve the flavor or style of the original. See also abridgment, digest, outline, précis, summary, and synopsis.

  2. Consider (something) theoretically or separately from something else.

  3. A summary of the contents of a book, article, or formal speech.

  4. Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.

  5. Make a written summary of (an article or book).

  6. Relating to abstract art.

  7. An abstract work of art.

  8. That which is abstract; the theoretical consideration of something.

  9. Extract or remove (something).

Synonyms of Abstract

Theoretical, Conceptual, Notional, Intellectual, Metaphysical, Philosophical, Academic, Summarize, Write a summary of, Precis, Abridge, Condense, Compress, Shorten, Cut down, Abbreviate, Synopsize, Extract, Pump, Draw, Draw off, Tap, Suck, Withdraw, Remove, Take away, Take out, Non-representational, Non-realistic, Non-pictorial, Symbolic, Impressionistic, Summary, Synopsis, Precis, Résumé, Outline, Recapitulation, Abridgement, Condensation, Digest, Summation, Abate, Abbreviate, Abbreviation, Abbreviature, Abrade, Abrege, Abridge, Abridgment, Abstract idea, Abstraction, Abstruse, Academic, Altarpiece, And, Annex, Apocope, Appropriate, Arcane, Armchair, Bag, Bate, Bland, Block print, Bob, Boil down, Boost, Borrow, Breviary, Brief, Broad, Capsule, Capsulize, Cast off, Cast out, Chuck, Clear, Clear away, Clear out, Clear the decks, Clip, Collage, Collective, Color print, Colorless, Compend, Compress, Compression, Conceptual, Condensation, Condense, Condensed version, Conjectural, Conspectus, Contract, Cop, Copy, Crib, Crop, Curtail, Curtailment, Cut, Cut back, Cut down, Cut off short, Cut out, Cut short, Cyclorama, Daub, Decrease, Deduct, Deep, Defraud, Deport, Depreciate, Derogate, Detached, Detract, Digest, Diminish, Diptych, Disconnect, Disengage, Disinterested, Disparage, Dispassionate, Dispose of, Dissociate, Divide, Dock, Draft, Drain, Eat away, Eject, Elide, Eliminate, Elision, Ellipsis, Embezzle, Engraving, Epitome, Epitomize, Eradicate, Erode, Esoteric, Essence, Exile, Expatriate, Expel, Extort, Extract, Featureless, Filch, File away, Foreshorten, Foreshortening, Fresco, General, Generalized, Generic, Get quit of, Get rid of, Get shut of, Head, Hidden, Hook, Hypothetic, Hypothetical, Icon, Ideal, Ideational, Illumination, Illustration, Image, Impair, Impersonal, Impractical, Indefinite, Indeterminate, Intellectual, Leach, Lessen, Lift, Likeness, Liquidate, Make off with, Metaphysical, Miniature, Montage, Moot, Mosaic, Mow, Mural, Nebulous, Neutral, Nip, Nonspecific, Notional, Occult, Outlaw, Outline, Overview, Palm, Pandect, Panorama, Part, Photograph, Pick out, Picture, Pilfer, Pinch, Poach, Poker-faced, Poll, Pollard, Postulatory, Precis, Print, Profound, Prune, Purge, Purify, Purloin, Reap, Recap, Recapitulate, Recapitulation, Recondite, Reduce, Reduction, Refine, Remove, Representation, Reproduction, Resume, Retrench, Retrenchment, Review, Root out, Root up, Rub away, Rubric, Run away with, Rustle, Scrounge, Secret, Separate, Shave, Shear, Shoplift, Shorten, Shortened version, Shortening, Skeleton, Sketch, Snare, Snatch, Snitch, Snub, Speculative, Stained glass window, Steal, Stencil, Still life, Strike off, Strike out, Stunt, Subduct, Subtract, Sum up, Summarize, Summary, Summation, Survey, Swindle, Swipe, Syllabus, Symbolic, Syncope, Synopsis, Synopsize, Tableau, Take, Take away, Take from, Take in, Tapestry, Telescope, Telescoping, Theoretical, Thieve, Thin, Thin out, Throw over, Throw overboard, Thumbnail sketch, Topical outline, Transcendent, Transcendental, Trim, Triptych, Truncate, Truncation, Unapplied, Uncharacterized, Uncouple, Undemonstrable, Undifferentiated, Unpractical, Unspecified, Utopian, Vague, Visionary, Walk off with, Wall painting, Wear away, Weed, Weed out, Wide, Withdraw

How to use Abstract in a sentence?

  1. Abstract concepts such as love or beauty.
  2. Staff who index and abstract material for an online database.
  3. Im really into abstract art, the colors and shapes really do it for me its like they speak to my soul and bring beauty and joy into my life.
  4. Applications to abstract more water from streams.
  5. A big unframed abstract.
  6. Abstract pictures that look like commercial color charts.
  7. An abstract of his inaugural address.
  8. The abstract must be made concrete by examples.
  9. To abstract science and religion from their historical context can lead to anachronism.
  10. Einsteins theory of relativity seemed abstract at the beginning of the semester however after a few weeks of lecture it made much more sense.
  11. The abstract was so well written and concise that scientists had no choice other than to buy and read the entire article.

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