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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.

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The problem, Hegel now says more helpfully, lies in the abstractness of the Socratic universal.
Moreover, the development of ME sense of futurity is to be viewed as the increase in the level of abstractness, hence as the evolution of former conceptual structure via defocusing of the divine conceptual subject.
Feature 6 represents the abstractness of the right constituent: abstract right nouns lead to fewer en responses.
Because nomen crystallizes numen, it follows that all language must have at least some capacity to personalize abstractness.
This information can be deadening in its abstractness.
There may be no obvious functionality to something, and yet its abstractness reveals a fundamental sense of the ever-changing, ever-moving and ever-wondrous natural world.
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Each of these identifications demonstrates some specific features depending on the level of abstractness or reality of the object as well as the physical environment or digital environment for manifestation of the identified object.
This quality of purposeful abstractness makes everything sound and seem contrived.
Learning of adjective-noun paired associates as a function of adjective-noun word order and noun abstractness.
These scores demonstrated emphasis on abstractness over concreteness and active experimentation over reflective observation respectively.
He turns to Gillian Rose's reading of Hegel to diagnose "the cause of the abstractness of contemporary philosophy and social theory (and theology, by extension) as the unacknowledged influence of bourgeois property right, which surreptitiously determines our experience of the world" (2-3).