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abstract

adjective  us   /æbˈstrækt, ˈæb·strækt/
existing as an idea, feeling, or quality, not as a material object: "Humanity" is an abstract idea. English If a statement, argument, or discussion is abstract, it is general and not based on particular examples. art A painting, drawing, or sculpture is described as abstract if it tries to represent the qualities of objects or people but does not show their outer appearance: abstract art

abstract

noun [C]  us   /ˈæb·strækt/
writing a few sentences that give the main ideas in an article or a scientific paper
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