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  • His abstractions could account for any group and demand at any given time.
  • Her forms are often abstractions of human forms and of elements in nature.
  • The project was something of an abstraction as he had no site in mind.
  • But such abstractions do not touch what makes the difference between one man and another. Cited from Political Ideals, Bertrand Russell
  • More is left out of our abstractions at each level than was there at the previous level.
  • There are cases in which we cannot take up with names and abstractions. Cited from Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12), by Burke
  • The library provides both low level control and high level abstraction.
  • The data independence and operation independence together gives the feature of data abstraction.
  • The whole education that we get for our children in school is entirely in terms of abstractions.
  • He wanted his paintings to move beyond abstraction, as well as beyond classical art.
  • These "standard ways" are called by various names at various levels of abstraction.
  • In what corner of the great realm of abstractions do you make your home? Cited from Punch, Vol. 101, October 31, 1891, ed. by Sir Francis Burnand
  • As long as he stuck to high order abstractions, he could control himself. Cited from Hunter Patrol, by Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  • All of them can serve as an abstraction layer for any computer language.
  • Subsequently, at the law school, they learn something about legal abstractions, or else learn nothing. Cited from The Ancient Regime, by Hippolyte A. Taine OCFV1
  • Abstractions grow together and again become concrete in a new and higher sense. Cited from Sophist, by Plato [More of Socrates]
  • Moving to a greater level of abstraction, the real numbers can be extended to the complex numbers.
  • Programming languages offer control abstraction as one of the main purposes of their use.
  • Water is released back into the river during summer months for water abstraction and treatment further downstream.
  • Why force abstractions and kill the reality, when there's no need? Cited from Fantasia of the Unconscious, by D. H. Lawrence
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Words starting with abstraction

Meaning of abstraction

  • noun A concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
    he loved her only in the abstract--not in person
  • noun The act of withdrawing or removing something
  • noun The process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
  • noun An abstract painting
  • noun A general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples