Synonyms for abstract

Synonyms for (noun) abstract

Synonyms: abstract, abstraction

Definition: a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

Usage: he loved her only in the abstract--not in person

Similar words: concept, conception, construct

Definition: an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances


Synonyms: outline, synopsis, abstract, precis

Definition: a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Similar words: sum-up, summary

Definition: a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form

Usage: he gave a summary of the conclusions

Synonyms for (verb) abstract

Synonyms: abstract

Definition: consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically

Similar words: reckon, regard, consider, view, see

Definition: deem to be

Usage: She views this quite differently from me; I consider her to be shallow; I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do


Synonyms: abstract

Definition: consider apart from a particular case or instance

Usage: Let's abstract away from this particular example

Similar words: take, look at, consider, deal

Definition: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

Usage: Take the case of China; Consider the following case


Synonyms: abstract

Definition: give an abstract (of)

Similar words: sum up, summarise, summarize, resume

Definition: give a summary (of)

Usage: he summed up his results; I will now summarize


Synonyms: abstract, filch, hook, snarf, sneak, nobble, swipe, cabbage, pilfer, pinch, purloin, lift

Definition: make off with belongings of others

Similar words: steal

Definition: take without the owner's consent

Usage: Someone stole my wallet on the train; This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation

Synonyms for (adjective) abstract

Synonyms: abstract

Definition: existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment

Usage: abstract words like `truth' and `justice'

Similar words: notional, ideational, conceptional

Definition: being of the nature of a notion or concept

Usage: a plan abstract and conceptional; to improve notional comprehension; a notional response to the question


Similar words: conceptual

Definition: being or characterized by concepts or their formation

Usage: conceptual discussions; the schizophrenic loses ability to abstract or do conceptual thinking; sex is a notional category, gender is a grammatical category


Similar words: ideal

Definition: constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception

Usage: a poem or essay may be typical of its period in idea or ideal content


Similar words: ideologic, ideological

Definition: concerned with or suggestive of ideas

Usage: ideological application of a theory; the drama's symbolism was very ideological


Synonyms: abstract

Definition: dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention

Usage: abstract reasoning; abstract science

Similar words: theoretical

Definition: concerned with theories rather than their practical applications

Usage: theoretical physics


Synonyms: nonfigurative, nonobjective, abstract, abstractionist

Definition: not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature

Usage: a large abstract painting

Similar words: nonrepresentational

Definition: of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature