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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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Authors in the BMJ, for instance, provide two paragraphs in addition to the main abstract with the heading, "What is already known on this topic" and "What this study adds.
Please indicate whether the content of the abstract best fits the category of "research" or "clinical practice.
Deadlines for abstract submissions vary by APHA group, but fall between Feb.
According to Joshua Reynolds, an effective procedure to discover that great ideal of religious unity is by observing what all major religions have in common, which, Reynolds explained, results in "an abstract idea of their forms more perfect than any one original.
Abstract submissions should relate to one of the convention goals.
This article provides practical guidelines for writing an outstanding research abstract.
While an abstract needs to stand alone as a coherent piece of work it must also align with and reflect the larger work it represents (Harbourt.
Although the abstract reviewer selection process has improved in recent years, nearly 40% of abstracts continue to be rated by among the most inexperienced (and nontenured) researchers in the profession.
According to the International Council of Medical Journal Editors, ICMJE (2), the abstract should provide the context and purpose of the study, the basic procedures, the most important results, and its main conclusions; furthermore, it should highlight the novel and important aspects arising from the work.
The idea of submitting an abstract for Congress can be intimidating and many questions about the process and structure may arise.
After the selections have been made, poster abstract submitters will be notified of the status of their abstract.