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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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Brown & Day, 1983) have focused on the art of text summarization or on the skills needed by a good abstractor (e.
The integration of OS Abstractor and SOSCOE provides valuable OS independence to SOSCOE's applications.
Boeing's selection criteria were thorough and stringent and included various performance enhancement requirements along with ease of extending OS Abstractor to support a new OS.
OS Abstractor APIs allow you to effectively develop code independent of the underlying OS to protect your software investment and easily expand support to multiple operating system.
OS Abstractor hides the RTOS differences and allows developers to focus on product development.
In the past, we would send abstractors out to court-houses and other repositories of real estate information These individuals research and obtain the requested in formation and return it to us.
She said that the fees likely would be paid by attorneys, abstractors doing real estate information searches, larger news media organizations and private detectives.
This obviously creates tension between the needs of abstractors, and those of the environment.