level of abstraction


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level of abstraction

The amount of complexity by which a system is viewed or programmed. The higher the level, the less detail. The lower the level, the more detail. The highest level of abstraction is the entire system. The next level would be a handful of components, and so on, while the lowest level could be millions of objects. See abstraction layer.
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At another level of abstraction, however, plastic leaf bags were available for many years and yet no one else came up with the idea of decorating them to look like jack-o-lanterns.
One of the hardest things to do when developing architecture is to define the level of abstraction. How deep in the weeds does the architect or architecture team go?
Tempo, content, vocabulary level, level of abstraction, encouragement of critical thinking--these are among many aspects of classroom interaction that may be frustrating and uncomfortable for students with high ability, particularly at grade levels where honors, accelerated, or college-preparatory classes are not yet available.
Colen does have a real interest in both media and The Media, recreating covers of the New York Post, for example, in order to underscore the level of abstraction in popular news coverage.
This is followed by an overview of living systems theory, which we alternatively employ to model different perspectives of a technical system at the function level of abstraction.
The proper "preparation and development of management personnel should be comprehensive, intellectually progressive, and continual." Instruction for lieutenants and captains should be "disproportionately educationally based" and "focused heavily on the conceptual principles of organizational and transformation leadership." The "level of abstraction" of the education provided to managers should increase with rank in the organization.
As it turns out, in spite of the relative simplicity of the concepts that are introduced in the introductory part of a traditional Graph Theory course, some students exhibit ways of thinking that indicate a reduction of the level of abstraction. The importance of this study is derived from the importance of graph algorithms in any computer science curriculum and the centrality of the concept of abstraction in computer science education.
The level of student participation was influenced by conversational style, size of the meeting, and level of abstraction in the planning discussions, as well as expectations and behaviors of others.
The level of abstraction reaches heights such that readers of this doctoral thesis for the Norwegian Lutheran School of Theology, Oslo, may, like U.N.
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Depending on the selected level of abstraction, different results can be gained before implementation.
The movement has an argument against the income tax for every level of abstraction, from the highest (taxing the fruits of our labor is against our natural rights as sovereign individuals) to the lowest (the IRS can't manage to get everyone, so it is reasonably safe just not to file).