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
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)
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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"
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"
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
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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