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abstract

noun [C] (SHORT DOCUMENT)    /ˈæb.strækt/
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.Summaries and summarisingAccounts and stories
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