Definitions For Abstraction


  • A general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
  • The act of withdrawing or removing something
  • An abstract painting
  • Preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
  • The process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
  • A concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
  • The act of obtaining or removing something from a source : the act of abstracting something
  • A general idea or quality rather than an actual person, object, or event : an abstract idea or quality
  • The state of someone who is not paying attention to what is happening or being said : an abstracted state

Is Abstraction a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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The word Abstraction is worth 15 points in Scrabble and 18 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Abstraction in a Sentence

  • abstraction of data from hospital records
  • “Beauty” and “truth” are abstractions.
  • She gazed out the window in abstraction.

Synonyms for Abstraction

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