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 (ăb-străk′shən, əb-)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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entis and his "denial of the abstractive intelligibility of proportionate nature in relation to the analogy of being.
Based on the above simple discussion, topological structure, the most abstractive and common representative symbolic measurement system with transformation module, could be given out, which exists in two different universes and the same universe with two different variables.