Translation of "abstract" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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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

抽象的;纯理论的,纯概念的
Truth and beauty are abstract concepts. 真和美都是抽象的概念。

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

(辩论或讨论)抽象的,空泛的,空洞的
This debate is becoming too abstract - let's have some hard facts! 这场辩论变得太空洞了——拿出一些具体的事实根据来吧!
the abstract

general ideas

抽象概念;理论
I have difficulty dealing with the abstract - let's discuss particular cases. 我难以理解抽象概念,我们讨论一些具体的案例吧。
So far we've only discussed the question in the abstract (= without referring to any real examples). 目前我们只是笼统地讨论过这个问题。

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abstract adjective (ART)

B2 used to refer to a type of painting, drawing, or sculpture that uses shapes, lines, and colour in a way that does not try to represent the appearance of people or things

抽象(派)的
abstract art 抽象艺术
an abstract painter 抽象派画家

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

摘要;梗概
There is a section at the end of the magazine that includes abstracts of recent articles/books. 杂志的最后一部分收录了近期发表的文章/出版的书籍的摘要。

abstract noun [ C ] (ART)

a painting that uses shapes, lines, and colour in a way that does not try to represent the appearance of people or things

抽象画;抽象派艺术作品

(Translation of “abstract” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)