abstract

(redirected from abstractly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to abstractly: abstractedly, abstract thought

abstract

1. denoting art characterized by geometric, formalized, or otherwise nonrepresentational qualities
2. Philosophy (of an idea) functioning for some empiricists as the meaning of a general term
3. an abstract painting, sculpture, etc.

Abstract

 

a brief oral or written summary of a book, a scientific or scholarly work, or the results of a scientific or scholarly study. An abstract generally aims to provide scientific or scholarly information. The dissertation abstract written by those seeking the degree of candidate or doctor of sciences is a summary of the dissertation’s chief scholarly and theoretical propositions.

References in periodicals archive ?
In addition, the very activity of painting abstractly, thus caught by the camera, could be (mis)perceived and hence understood (only) as a choreography, a dance, that is, a "mindless" physical bodily performance, rather than as a series of decisions consciously (or unconsciously) enacted on a surface.
But more abstractly, I remembered that some skinny Asian people have the ability to imagine that they're so heavy, you can't lift them.
Catching their own reflections in the dull sheen, yet only abstractly, here viewers encounter, as Kelly suggests, the implicit Lacanian misrecognition (or "shield") behind the military facade through which we construct shared moments of (self/other) identification.
Animals do not think abstractly and they show very little interest in placing themselves imaginatively into another's perspective on events.
Yet many painters continue to work abstractly with success, and the exhibition "The Spiritual Landscapes of Adrienne Farb, 1980-2006" at the College of the Holy Cross offers a survey of just such a one.
A report published by the Center shortly after the Guidelines project reflected this growing awareness of autonomy as, paradoxically, relational: "Autonomy is not some a priori property of persons abstractly conceived.
It must not be ignored, however, that such language could be helpful in the academic sphere, where the questions being debated may not be fundamental to the faith, but more abstractly theological.
Even at the introductory level, the abilities to think mathematically and reason abstractly have been shown to be important contributors to student success in economics, and many studies in economics education have attempted to control for students' mathematical backgrounds in their analysis.
It is possible to move forward in practice norms to address the dilemma that Eboo very well outlined in his paper, if we consider it in a community base rather than abstractly.
With the plight of Tibetans embedded in the topography of popular and mass culture in the West, the filmmakers faced an interesting challenge--how to humanize a struggle that is abstractly understood and for most of us watching the film, so far away?
Stack them up to make a multiple holder or use a couple as an alternative to a set of bookends or simply place them abstractly around the room.
This is generally overlooked because when people hear the phrase "the Ten Commandments" they tend to conceive of them en bloc and rather abstractly as a set of basic moral principles that any right-thinking person would naturally endorse.