Abstract - a. Withdraw; separate.
Abstract - a. Considered apart from any application to a particular
object; separated from matter; existing in the mind only; as, abstract
truth, abstract numbers. Hence: ideal; abstruse; difficult.
Abstract - a. Expressing a particular property of an object viewed
apart from the other properties which constitute it; -- opposed to
concrete; as, honesty is an abstract word.
Abstract - a. Resulting from the mental faculty of abstraction; general
as opposed to particular; as, "reptile" is an abstract or general name.
Abstract - a. Abstracted; absent in mind.
Abstract - a. To withdraw; to separate; to take away.
Abstract - a. To draw off in respect to interest or attention; as, his
was wholly abstracted by other objects.
Abstract - a. To separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to
consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or
Abstract - a. To epitomize; to abridge.
Abstract - a. To take secretly or dishonestly; to purloin; as, to
abstract goods from a parcel, or money from a till.
Abstract - a. To separate, as the more volatile or soluble parts of a
substance, by distillation or other chemical processes. In this sense
extract is now more generally used.
Abstract - v. t. To perform the process of abstraction.
Abstract - a. That which comprises or concentrates in itself the
essential qualities of a larger thing or of several things.
Specifically: A summary or an epitome, as of a treatise or book, or of
a statement; a brief.
Abstract - a. A state of separation from other things; as, to consider
a subject in the abstract, or apart from other associated things.
Abstract - a. An abstract term.
Abstract - a. A powdered solid extract of a vegetable substance mixed
with sugar of milk in such proportion that one part of the abstract
represents two parts of the original substance.