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  1. [noun] a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract
    Synonyms: ion

  2. [noun] a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    Synonyms: outline, synopsis, precis

  3. [verb] consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically

  4. [verb] make off with belongings of others
    Synonyms: pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift

  5. [verb] consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example"

  6. [verb] give an abstract (of)

  7. [adjective] existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"

  8. [adjective] not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting"
    Synonyms: ionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective

  9. [adjective] based on specialized theory; "a theoretical analysis"
    Synonyms: theoretical

  10. [adjective] dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; "abstract reasoning"; "abstract science"


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