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 (ăb-străk′tĭd, ăb′străk′-)
1. Removed or separated from something else: guidelines abstracted from a manual.
2. Not engaged with what is going on around one; withdrawn or preoccupied.

ab·stract′ed·ly adv.
ab·stract′ed·ness n.
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Noun1.abstractedness - preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all elseabstractedness - preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
preoccupancy, preoccupation, engrossment, absorption - the mental state of being preoccupied by something
revery, reverie - an abstracted state of absorption
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Guastello, Guastello & Guastello (2014) in their research found that traits such as low emotional sensitivity, high abstractedness, self-control, and general reasoning were correlated with multitasking performance, but openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism were not related with multitasking performance.
The 16 Personality Factors listed by Cattell3 (in the questionnaire 16 PF) are warmth, reasoning, emotional stability, dominance, liveliness, conscientious, social boldness, sensitivity, vigilance, abstractedness, privateness, apprehension, openness to change, self-reliance, perfectionism and tension.
The more immediate association of flesh with smelly materiality (as opposed to the abstractedness and generalizability of the term "body") and its plasticity (as opposed to the bulkiness of the body) make it a more accurate word to use in relation to transformation and change.
The 16 factors assessed are as follows: Warmth (Factor A), Reasoning (Factor B), Emotional Stability (Factor C), Dominance (Factor E), Liveliness (Factor F), Rule-consciousness (Factor G), Social boldness (Factor H), Sensitivity (Factor I), Vigilance (Factor L), Abstractedness (Factor M), Privateness (Factor N), Apprehension (Factor O), Openness to change (Factor Q1), Self-reliance (Factor Q2), Perfectionism (Factor Q3), and Tension (Factor Q4).
As has been remarked above, the anti-free-trade writers did not really provide a general counter argument to this, only stressed its abstractedness and, therefore, the abstract character of the free traders, who were represented as extremists who wanted very sudden changes which would have done more harm than good.
Similar results were obtained regarding the relationship between personality traits and the level of underwater adaptation, with the addition of dominance and abstractedness in this dichotomous criterion.
These items were distributed as follows: Warmth (A = 16 items), Emotional Stability (C = 16 items), Dominance (E = 24 items), Liveliness (F = 21 items), Rule-Consciousness (G = 30 items), Social Boldness (H = 20 items), Sensitivity (I = 37 items), Vigilance (L = 26 items), Abstractedness (M = 28 items), Privateness (N = 29 items), Apprehension (O = 26 items), Openness to Change (Q1 = 28 items), Self-Reliance (Q2 = 24 items), Perfectionism (Q3 = 26 items) and Tension (Q4 = 18 items).
It was "intellectually congenial perhaps because of its combination of complexity and abstractedness.
Since nominalization or nominal style, as it has often been termed in German literature, confers a high level of abstractedness and generalization on the text, used as a "means of intelectualization" (Pranjkovic 2001: 77), it is obvious why it is widely used in functional discourse styles such as administrative, scientific, political or legal.
However, he succeeds in demonstrating that lyrically and musically, the group drew on more subtle and abstract associations with Irishness, such as introspection and abstractedness, as part of a hybrid cultural heritage which avoided the polarized extremes of"Irish essentialism" and "English assimilation.
In determining the patentability of the claims at issue, the court focused on the abstractedness of the claim.
Narratology is a compelling site for exploring narrative's ideological implications precisely because of its formality; the very abstractedness of its parameters and concepts opens them to a reflexive exploration of the logic and manoeuvres by which they come to be constituted, and in doing so reveals much about critical practices as well as wider cultural investments in ideas of narrative.