Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun abstract

2 senses of abstract

Sense 1
abstraction, abstract -- (a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person")
       => concept, conception, construct -- (an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances)

Sense 2
outline, synopsis, abstract, precis -- (a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory)
       => summary, sum-up -- (a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb abstract

4 senses of abstract

Sense 1
abstract -- (consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically)
       => see, consider, reckon, view, regard -- (deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do")

Sense 2
pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift -- (make off with belongings of others)
       => steal -- (take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation")

Sense 3
abstract -- (consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example")
       => consider, take, deal, look at -- (take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case")

Sense 4
abstract -- (give an abstract (of))
       => sum up, summarize, summarise, resume -- (give a summary (of); "he summed up his results"; "I will now summarize")

Antonyms of adj abstract

3 senses of abstract

Sense 1
abstract (vs. concrete) -- (existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'")

concrete (vs. abstract) -- (capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees")
        => objective -- (belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events; "objective benefits"; "an objective example"; "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind")
        => real, tangible -- (capable of being treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor")

Sense 2
abstract, abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective -- (not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting")

INDIRECT (VIA nonrepresentational) -> representational -- ((used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen; "representational art"; "representational images")

Sense 3
abstract -- (dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; "abstract reasoning"; "abstract science")

INDIRECT (VIA theoretical) -> applied -- (concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles; "applied physics"; "applied psychology"; "technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook)

Similarity of adj abstract

3 senses of abstract

Sense 1
abstract (vs. concrete) -- (existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'")
       => conceptional, ideational, notional -- (being of the nature of a notion or concept; "a plan abstract and conceptional"; "to improve notional comprehension"; "a notional response to the question")
       => conceptual -- (being or characterized by concepts or their formation; "conceptual discussions"; "the schizophrenic loses ability to abstract or do conceptual thinking"; "sex is a notional category, gender is a grammatical category")
       => ideal -- (constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception; "a poem or essay may be typical of its period in idea or ideal content")
       => ideological, ideologic -- (concerned with or suggestive of ideas; "ideological application of a theory"; "the drama's symbolism was very ideological")
          Also See-> intangible#2, impalpable#1; nonrepresentational#1

Sense 2
abstract, abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective -- (not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting")
       => nonrepresentational (vs. representational) -- (of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature)

Sense 3
abstract -- (dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; "abstract reasoning"; "abstract science")
       => theoretical (vs. applied) -- (concerned with theories rather than their practical applications; "theoretical physics")

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