[adj] lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent stare"; "an absentminded professer"; "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"
[adj] taken out of or separated from; "possibility is...achievability, abstracted from achievement"- A.N.Whitehead
1. Separated or disconnected; withdrawn; removed; apart. The evil abstracted stood from his own evil. --Milton.
2. Separated from matter; abstract; ideal. [Obs.]
3. Abstract; abstruse; difficult. [Obs.] --Johnson.
4. Inattentive to surrounding objects; absent in mind. ``An abstracted scholar.'' --Johnson.