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abstract
used in Fahrenheit 451

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
abstract thought
Definition
of a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
  • He examined his eternal matchbox, the lid of which said GUARANTEED: ONE MILLION LIGHTS IN THIS IGNITER, and began to strike the chemical match abstractedly, blow out, strike, blow out, strike, speak a few words, blow out.
    p. 51.1
abstractedly = without thinking about it
There are no more uses of "abstract" flagged with this meaning in Fahrenheit 451.

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2  —2 uses as in:
abstract art
Definition
not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
  • And at the museums, have you ever been? All abstract. That's all there is now. My uncle says it was different once. A long time back sometimes pictures said things or even showed people.
    p. 28.8
abstract = not imitating nature
  • ...the musical wall lit and all the colored patterns running up and down, but it's only color and all abstract.
    p. 28.8
abstract = not imitating nature
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