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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.



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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In 2004 [1], the author reported the then current findings from research on structured abstracts and followed this up with a similar paper in 2014 [2].
Presenters will be notified by June 2 if their abstract has been accepted.
A pictorial approach to interreligious dialogue underscores the possibility for abstract forms to express fundamental religious truths.
All sections of the application must be completed for each author listed on the abstract including demographics, biographical information, and disclosure of financial interests related to potential conflict of interest before the submission deadline.
A number of characteristics and elements make an outstanding research abstract, and addressing these will increase the likelihood of producing a high-quality abstract that is accepted for presentation.
They're quick to read, they provide instant answers, but they're often incomplete or downright wrong--they're abstracts.
Reading an abstract has never been a substitute for reading the article: crucial details of the study.
The current abstract rating process is flawed for methodological reasons.
Recommendations by the CONSORT (4) declaration, in its adaptation for abstracts, offer a guide for the elaboration of an abstract of a clinical trial in structured and informative manner, using up to 400 words and briefly including the Title, Methods (participants, interventions, objective, outcomes, randomization, blind tests), Results (number of randomizations, recruitment, number of analyses, outcome, important adverse effects), and Conclusions, registry of the clinical trial and conflict of interests.
From the selected research abstracts, four will receive the Research Abstract Award, which recognizes individuals whose abstracts reflect outstanding original work, replication research or research utilization.