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

6 senses of abstraction

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
abstraction -- (the act of withdrawing or removing something)
       => removal, remotion -- (the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy")

Sense 3
abstraction, generalization, generalisation -- (the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances)
       => theorization, theorisation -- (the production or use of theories)

Sense 4
abstraction -- (an abstract painting)
       => painting, picture -- (graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre")

Sense 5
abstractedness, abstraction -- (preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else)
       => preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment -- (the mental state of being preoccupied by something)

Sense 6
abstraction, abstract entity -- (a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples)
       => entity -- (that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving))

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