Abstract

Not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature

Derivation

Abstractness

Examples

A large abstract painting

A sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Make off with belongings of others

A concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

Synonyms

Abstraction

Examples

He loved her only in the abstract--not in person

Consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically

Consider apart from a particular case or instance

Derivation

Abstractive

Examples

Let's abstract away from this particular example

Dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention

Similar to

Theoretical

Derivation

Abstractness

Examples

Abstract reasoning

Abstract science

Existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment

Attribute

Abstractness

Antonyms

Concrete

Derivation

Abstractness

Examples

Abstract words like `truth' and `justice'

Give an abstract (of)