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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 Not engaged with what is going on around one; withdrawn or preoccupied.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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in his mind (abstractedness) to the experience of loss (absent).
understands [Whitman' sexual politics] as a sort of amped-up sentimental politics; the sexual, like the sentimental, serv[ing] as a relay between intimacy and abstractedness, embodiment and universality, the individual and the nation, the private and the public.
The scale comprises of the high scores on the factors of Dominance (E+); Social Boldness (H+), Abstractedness (M+), Openness to Change (Q1+), and Perfectionism (Q3+).
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.
Table 1 - Team 21-26 16PF scores (16PF&15FQ) Personality traits N Min Max Mean Warmth 211 3.00 24.00 15.73 Reasoning 211 2.00 24.00 12.65 Emotional Stability 211 2.00 24.00 16.00 Dominance 211 3.00 23.00 13.09 Liveliness 211 2.00 22.00 12.44 Rule-Consciousness 211 2.00 24.00 17.11 Social Boldness 211 .00 24.00 12.78 Sensitivity 211 4.00 24.00 11.47 Vigilance 211 .00 20.00 8.82 Abstractedness 211 .00 20.00 7.75 Privateness 211 3.00 24.00 13.48 Apprehension 211 .00 23.00 9.59 Openness to Change 211 2.00 25.00 13.41 Self-Reliance 211 .00 21.00 8.02 Perfectionism 211 2.00 24.00 15.81 Tension 211 .00 23.00 6.80 Personality traits Std.
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.
It was "intellectually congenial perhaps because of its combination of complexity and abstractedness." (95)