• An abridgement or summary of a longer publication.
  • Something that concentrates in itself the qualities of a larger item, or multiple items.
  • An abstraction; an abstract term; that which is abstract.
  • The theoretical way of looking at things; something that exists only in idealized form.
  • An abstract work of art.
  • A summary title of the key points detailing a tract of land, for ownership; abstract of title.




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  • From Middle English abstract, borrowed from Latin abstractus, perfect passive participle of abstrahō, formed from abs- + trahō. The verbal sense is first attested in 1542.

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