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Abstraction

Definition

[n] a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
[n] the act of withdrawing or removing something
[n] an abstract painting
[n] preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
[n] the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
[n] a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"


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