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Abstraction

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Abstra'ction. n.s. [abstractio, Lat.]

  1. The act of abstracting.

    The word abstraction signifies a withdrawing some part of an idea from other parts of it; by which means, such abstracted ideas are formed, as neither represent any thing corporeal or spiritual; that is, any thing peculiar or proper to mind or body. Watt's Logick.

  2. The state of being abstracted.

  3. Absence of mind, inattention.

  4. Disregard of worldly objects.

Sources: Watts, Isaac (117)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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