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  • Every one's first attempts at abstracting must be very bad. Cited from Practical Essays, by Alexander Bain
  • Nothing stronger than this could be said regarding his present power of abstracting his mind from surrounding circumstances. Cited from The Girl at Cobhurst, by Frank Richard Stockton
  • Complex ideas are simple ideas that have been combined and related together using the abstracting activity of the mind.
  • That is, by any power or strength of his own, abstracting from the grace of God. Cited from The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Romans Book 52
  • And anyone, in default of abstracting his income, may fall back upon taking up his time. Cited from Not George Washington, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Similar types of work are then brought together under one item, a process known as "abstracting".
  • Well, take the risk of abstracting one day's journals, and have them ready for me. Cited from The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont, by Robert Barr
  • The sun, the air, and the earth are constantly abstracting from us our vital forces. Cited from Thrift, by Samuel Smiles
  • Useful abstracting comes at a late stage of study, when one or two subjects have been pretty well mastered. Cited from Practical Essays, by Alexander Bain
  • Most national and international indexing and abstracting services in the social sciences provide useful information about our publications.
  • He hoped that this abstracting project would eventually include everything printed from his day back to Gutenberg.
  • My first thoughts were of the boat to be obtained, and the right or wrong of abstracting it, under the circumstances. Cited from Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I (of 2), by Herman Melville
  • Science - whether mathematical, natural, human or social sciences - is seen as the abstracting of certain aspects for study.
  • Abstracting the data model from the application code makes it more likely that changes to the application and data model can be made independently.
  • Changes in knowledge, technology and funding have allowed for focused development into abstracting water from groundwater resources away from surface water resources.
  • But then by this time you will have comprehended that you cannot analyse concrete nature without abstracting. Cited from The Concept of Nature, by Alfred North Whitehead
  • In most countries there is no charge for abstracting water directly from rivers, lakes and aquifers.
  • He is good at observing details in life and abstracting those observations into concepts.
  • Ancient Egyptian philosophy was pragmatic, and considered real-life situations without abstracting to general laws.
  • Power edges abstracting the most edges in the original network are added first to the power graph.
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Root form of abstracting is abstract for the verb.

How abstracting gets used

Meaning of abstracting

  • verb Consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
  • verb Consider apart from a particular case or instance
    Let's abstract away from this particular example
  • verb Give an abstract (of)