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Synonyms for abstractionæbˈstræk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abstraction, abstract(noun)

    a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

    generalisation, abstraction, generalization, abstract, abstract entity, outline, synopsis, precis, abstractedness

  2. abstraction(noun)

    the act of withdrawing or removing something

    abstract entity, generalisation, abstractedness, generalization, abstract

  3. abstraction, generalization, generalisation(noun)

    the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances

    generalisation, abstraction, generalization, generality, abstract, abstract entity, stimulus generalization, induction, abstractedness, stimulus generalisation, inductive reasoning

  4. abstraction(noun)

    an abstract painting

    abstract entity, generalisation, abstractedness, generalization, abstract

  5. abstractedness, abstraction(noun)

    preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else

    generalization, abstract entity, generalisation, abstractedness, abstraction, abstract

  6. abstraction, abstract entity(noun)

    a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

    abstract entity, generalisation, abstractedness, generalization, abstraction, abstract


  1. abstraction(noun)

    concretization, specialization

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abstraction(n.)

    separation, disconnection, disjunction, isolation

  2. abstraction(n.)

    preoccupation, inattention, revery, musing, muse, absence, absence of mind, brown study

  3. abstraction(n.)

    taking, abduction, seizure, appropriation, stealing, purloining, pilfering

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List of paraphrases:

extraction, capture, removal, abduction, abstract

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