Nouns (6)

abstract, abstraction
n. a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
precis, abstract, synopsis, outline
n. a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Verbs (3)

v. consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
v. consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example"
v. give an abstract (of)

Adverbs (0)

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Adjectives (7)

adj. existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"
theoretical, abstract
adj. "a technical analysis"
abstractionist, nonobjective, nonfigurative, abstract
adj. not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting"

Fuzzynyms (31)

thought, idea
n. the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
programme, program, plan
n. a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
n. a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"
n. the right of being represented by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body
n. a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object
excerption, selection, extract, excerpt
n. a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
press cutting, press clipping, newspaper clipping, cutting, clipping
n. an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"
n. the practice of quoting from books or plays etc.; "since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation"
course of study, syllabus, curriculum, programme, program
n. an integrated course of academic studies; "he was admitted to a new program at the university"
v. shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth
uneffective, ineffectual, ineffective
adj. not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
adj. not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters; "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution"
adj. (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless; "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow"
adj. having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully; "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency"
adj. lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"

Synonyms (8)

adj. marked by or characteristic of specialization in a mechanical or scientific subject; "his specialized qualifications for the job"; "all kinds of specialized technical books"
schematic, formal, conventional
adj. represented in simplified or symbolic form
geometrical, geometric
adj. characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration; "a buffalo hide painted with red and black geometric designs"
adj. characteristic of the earliest phase of geometric art especially in Greece
adj. characterized by stylized but recognizable subject matter

Antonyms (8)

n. a concept whose truth can be proved; "scientific hypotheses are not facts"
assoil, exculpate, exonerate, discharge, clear, acquit
v. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
adj. capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees"


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