Abstra'ction. n.s. [abstractio, Lat.]
- 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.
- The state of being abstracted.
- Absence of mind, inattention.
- Disregard of worldly objects.