abstract theory


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abstract theory

[abz′trakt ′thē·ə·rē]
(science and technology)
A theory in which a system is described without specifying a structure.
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The aim is to demystify the word 'constitution' and make people realise that it is not an abstract theory but something that affects each and every one of us in a very direct way.
Describing his own diatribe "a trifle colourful for an official paper," Magan said Grivas had been an "extraordinary man" who rated practicality over abstract theory.
CPP CEO Jeff Hayes has noted that the new report is continuing in the MBTI assessment's history of making abstract theory accessible and practical.
When abstract theory is applied to a tangible work, one is able to have a better understanding of what is being said; indeed, Coates excels at applying his theory to the various films he chooses for his text.
of Connecticut) begins each part of the discussion with a concrete example that connects to students' lives in order to illustrate abstract theory in more grounded terms (for instance, the discussion of resource substitution begins with an exploration of how the mix of labor and capital differs between different types of car wash operations).
When it all ended Abz enjoyed a brief solo career which saw him bring out a critically acclaimed album called Abstract Theory and chart hits followed, but a party lifestyle and bad business advice saw his fortunes plummet.
This way, abstract theory is timeless and not constrained by the immediate and transient considerations of practical realities.
The prize rewards two scholars who have answered these questions on a journey from abstract theory on stable allocations to practical design of market institutions.
Human impact on the environment is not an abstract theory.
Since 1911, Cornell Cooperative Extension (GCE) has teamed up with the college to improve the human condition, "not just engage in abstract theory and detached analysis," but to "draw conclusions with real, real impact," said Alan Mathios, the Rebecca Q.
Instead of rehashing old stereotypes, Woldemariam uses the abstract theory of social capital to explore "the Africa question" in a way that categorizes violence and poverty as symptoms of larger phenomena, not as causes of political underdevelopment.
Unlike Planck and Einstein, he did not want to get into abstract theory and waste time disputing with philosophers.