Translation of "abstract" - English-Traditional 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;純理論的,純概念的
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.

(辯論或討論)抽象的,空泛的,空洞的
This debate is becoming too abstract - let's have some hard facts! 這場辯論變得太空洞了——拿出一些具體的事實根據來吧!
the abstract

general ideas

抽象概念;理論
I have difficulty dealing with the abstract - let's discuss particular cases. 我難以理解抽象概念,我們討論一些具體的事例吧。
So far we've only discussed the question in the abstract (= without referring to any real examples). 目前我們只是籠統地討論過這個問題。

More examples

  • 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.

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 抽象藝術
an abstract painter 抽象派畫家

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;概要
There is a section at the end of the magazine that includes abstracts of recent articles/books. 雜誌的最後一部分收錄了近期發表的文章/出版的書籍的摘要。

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

抽象畫;抽象派藝術作品

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