Significado de “abstract” - en el Diccionario Inglés

abstract en inglés británico

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abstractadjective

uk /ˈæb.strækt/ us /ˈæb.strækt/

abstract adjective (GENERAL)

B2 existing as an idea, feeling, or quality, not as a material object:

Truth and beauty are abstract concepts.

An abstract argument or discussion is general and not based on particular examples:

This debate is becoming too abstract - let's have some hard facts!
the abstract

general ideas:

I have difficulty dealing with the abstract - let's discuss particular cases.
So far we've only discussed the question in the abstract (= without referring to any real examples).

Más ejemplos

  • It is sometimes easier to illustrate an abstract concept by analogy with something concrete.
  • He is good at explaining quite complex, abstract ideas in a nice simple way.
  • Your idea is rather vague and abstract - could you explain it in a bit more detail, please?
  • These early humans were clearly capable of abstract thought, and probably language too.
  • Some of these new theories are so abstract that they don't seem to relate to our everyday work at all.

abstractnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæb.strækt/ us /ˈæb.strækt/

abstract noun [ C ] (SHORT DOCUMENT)

a short form of a speech, article, book, etc., giving only the most important facts or ideas:

There is a section at the end of the magazine that includes abstracts of recent articles/books.

(Definición de abstract del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

abstract en inglés americano

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abstractadjective

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

abstractnoun [ C ]

us /ˈæb·strækt/

writing a few sentences that give the main ideas in an article or a scientific paper

(Definición de abstract del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

abstract en inglés de negocios

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abstractadjective

uk /ˈæbstrækt/ us

existing as an idea, feeling, or quality, not as a material object:

"Satisfaction" is difficult to measure as it is an abstract concept.

abstractnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæbstrækt/ us

a shortened form of a speech, article, book, etc., giving the most important facts or ideas:

There is a section at the end of the magazine which includes abstracts of recent articles.

(Definición de abstract del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)