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ab·strac·tion

 (ăb-străk′shən, əb-)
n.
1.
a. The act of abstracting or the state of having been abstracted.
b. An abstract concept, idea, or term.
c. An abstract quality.
2. Preoccupation; absent-mindedness.
3. An abstract work of art.

ab·strac′tion·al, ab·strac′tive adj.
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Adj.1.abstractive - of an abstracting nature or having the power of abstractingabstractive - of an abstracting nature or having the power of abstracting; "abstractive analysis"
theoretic, theoretical - concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations; "theoretical science"
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