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How to Pronounce abstract?

Correct pronunciation for the word "abstract" is [ˈabstɹakt], [ˈabstɹakt], [ˈa_b_s_t_ɹ_a_k_t].

Definition of abstract

  1. To draw away; to separate mentally and consider separately; to epitomize or reduce to a summary; to take secretly for one's own use part of another's property in one's power; to purloin. To separate the volatile parts of a substance.
  2. Considered apart from its applications, as abstract science; considered apart from particulars, or in general, and hence abstruse; quality considered apart from substance. An abstract idea, an idea separated from a complex object, or from other ideas which naturally accompany it, as the solidity of marble contemplated apart from its colour or figure. Abstract terms, those which express abstract ideas, as beauty, whiteness, folly, roundness, without regard to any subject in which they exist; or the names of orders, genera, or species of things. Abstract numbers, numbers used without application to any particular objects, as 3, 7, 9; but when applied to anything, as 6 feet or 8 men, they become concrete. Abstract or pure mathematics, that which treats of the properties of magnitude, figure, or quantity, absolutely and generally considered, without restriction to any particular object; thus distinguished from mixed mathematics, which treats of the relations of quantity as applied to sensible objects, as astromony, mechanics, optics,&c.
  3. A summary containing the substance, or the principal heads, of a treatise or writing; an extract, in smaller quantity, containing the essence of a larger. In the abstract, in a state of separation; without reference to particular persons or things.

Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin

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What is the present tense of Abstract?

  • The personal forms of the verb "abstract" in the present tense are:

  • - I abstract

  • - You abstract

  • - He/She/It abstracts

  • - We abstract

  • - You abstract

  • - They abstract
  • What is the past tense of Abstract?

  • The personal forms of the verb "abstract" in past tense are:

  • 1. I abstracted

  • 2. You abstracted

  • 3. He/she/it abstracted

  • 4. We abstracted

  • 5. You abstracted (plural)

  • 6. They abstracted
  • What is the adverb for abstract?

    The adverb form of the word "abstract" is "abstractly".

    What is the adjective for abstract?

    The adjective form of the word "abstract" is "abstract".

    Usage over time for abstract:

    This graph shows how "abstract" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

    What is the plural form of abstract?

    The plural of the "abstract" can be the "abstracts".

    What is the singular form of abstract?

    The singular of the "abstract" can be the "abstract".

    Synonyms for Abstract:


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