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Synonyms for abstraction
æbˈstræk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abstraction, abstract(noun)

    a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

    "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"

    Synonyms:
    generalisation, generalization, abstract, abstract entity, outline, synopsis, precis, abstractedness

  2. abstraction(noun)

    the act of withdrawing or removing something

    Synonyms:
    abstract entity, generalisation, abstractedness, generalization, abstract

  3. abstraction, generalization, generalisation(noun)

    the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances

    Synonyms:
    generalisation, generalization, generality, abstract, abstract entity, stimulus generalization, induction, abstractedness, stimulus generalisation, inductive reasoning

  4. abstraction(noun)

    an abstract painting

    Synonyms:
    abstract entity, generalisation, abstractedness, generalization, abstract

  5. abstractedness, abstraction(noun)

    preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else

    Synonyms:
    generalization, abstract entity, generalisation, abstractedness, abstract

  6. abstraction, abstract entity(noun)

    a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

    Synonyms:
    abstract entity, generalisation, abstractedness, generalization, abstract

Wiktionary

  1. abstraction(noun)

    Antonyms:
    concretization, specialization

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abstraction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    separation, disconnection, disjunction, isolation

  2. abstraction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    preoccupation, inattention, revery, musing, muse, absence, absence of mind, brown study

  3. abstraction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    taking, abduction, seizure, appropriation, stealing, purloining, pilfering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abstraction(n)

    Synonyms:
    separation, disconnection, withdrawal, inattention, absent-mindedness, preoccupation, musing, defiliation, purloining, seizure, stealing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "abstraction":

    extraction, capture, removal, abduction, abstract

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How to use abstraction in a sentence?

  1. Abraham Maslow:

    Become aware of internal, subjective, sub-verbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc. with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hitherto unconscious and uncontrollable processes.

  2. Dag Hammarskjöld:

    The UN is not just a product of do-gooders. It is harshly real. The day will come when men will see the U.N. and what it means clearly. Everything will be all right -- you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction, and see it as a drawing they made themselves.

  3. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin:

    The instinct to command others, in its primitive essence, is a carnivorous, altogether bestial and savage instinct. Under the influence of the mental development of man, it takes on a somewhat more ideal form and becomes somewhat ennobled, presenting itself as the instrument of reason and the devoted servant of that abstraction, or political fiction, which is called the public good. But in its essence it remains just as baneful, and it becomes even more so when, with the application of science, it extends its scope and intensifies the power of its action. If there is a devil in history, it is this power principle.

  4. Henry Havelock Ellis:

    Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life, it is life itself.

  5. Felix Adler:

    The conception of worth, that each person is an end per se, is not a mere abstraction. Our interest in it is not merely academic. Every outcry against the oppression of some people by other people, or against what is morally hideous is the affirmation of the principle that a human being as such is not to be violated. A human being is not to be handled as a tool but is to be respected and revered.


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