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abstraction

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abstraction/æbˈstrækʃən/noun
pluralabstractions
abstraction
/æbˈstrækʃən/
noun
pluralabstractions
Learner's definition of ABSTRACTION  
[noncount] : the act of obtaining or removing something from a source: the act of abstracting something
formal : a general idea or quality rather than an actual person, object, or event: an abstract idea or quality
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[noncount]somewhat formal : the state of someone who is not paying attention to what is happening or being said: an abstracted state
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