abstraction

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Noun[change]

Singular
abstraction

Plural
abstractions

  1. An abstraction is a general idea rather than one relating to a particular object, person, or situation.
    Is it worth fighting a big war, in the name of an abstraction like sovereignty?
    A line that has no width is only an abstraction.
  2. Abstraction is the state of being very deep in thought.
    Andrew noticed her abstraction and asked, 'What's bothering you?'
  3. Abstraction is the use of shapes and patterns in art.
    Her paintings grew larger, and the images changed from abstraction to realism.