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Definition of: abstraction

(ab·strakshən) noun
1. State of being abstracted; an abstracting.
2. An abstract idea; a theory.
3. Separation; removal; theft.
4. Absence of mind; preoccupation.
5. Seclusion of life, as by a hermit; withdrawal from worldly objects.
6. The quality that makes a work of art generalized or universal, as distinguished from literal or concrete, present in varying degrees in widely differing art forms.
7. An art form or a work of art in which the qualities are either predominantly or totally abstract: opposed to naturalism, realism. Compare NON-OBJECTIVE ART. [<L abstractio, -onis < abstractus.

Most often used phrases:

abstraction layer
lyrical abstraction
geometric abstraction
hardware abstraction
water abstraction
post painterly abstraction
pure abstraction
mathematical abstraction
data abstraction
database abstraction
abstraction level
abstraction layers
abstraction principle
abstraction exhibition
hypostatic abstraction

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