overabstract

overabstract

(ˌəʊvərˈæbstækt)
adj
excessively abstract
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In his review of research in the environmental munificence tradition, Castrogiovanni (1991) noted that one of the vulnerabilities faced by some environmental analyses is a tendency to "overabstract." Castrogiovanni defined overabstraction as the tendency to theorize and test effects of the environment firms operate in from more comprehensive and less specific levels of analyses.
The subject is so potentially limitless that any attempt to master it could easily become overabstract, trivial, or empty of meaning.
MORE than 550 bodies of water in England and Wales are being "overabstracted", affecting rivers and chalk streams such as the Itchen in Hampshire, and London's River Cray, figures from Freedom of Information requests by the WWF suggest.