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as in: read the abstract Define
a summary; or to summarize -- especially academic writing
  • Much of his department’s work-the forwarding of statistical information, the abstracting of the world’s press, and the like-had continued automatically.

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  • The abstract is free, but there is a fee to see the entire article.
  • A statistical abstract is published each year.

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unspecified meaning
  • On the purely realistic side, results could be produced indistinguishable from actual photography-much to the contempt of those who were developing the cartoon along abstract lines.

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as in: abstract thought Define
of a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance or more rarely: describing someone as distracted -- thinking about something outside of the immediate conversation or circumstances
as in: read the abstract Define
a summary; or to summarize -- especially academic writing
as in: abstract art Define
not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
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