Translation of "abstract" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

abstract

adjective (GENERAL) 笼统的 uk us /ˈæb.strækt/

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。

describes an argument or discussion that 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。

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