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English definition of “abstractly”

abstractly

adverb  /æbˈstrækt·li/
in a general way, not based on particular examples: I wanted a way to have people think about it more abstractly.
(Definition of abstractly adverb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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