Synonyms for abstraction

Synonyms for (noun) abstraction

Synonyms: abstract entity, abstraction

Definition: a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

Similar words: entity

Definition: that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)


Synonyms: abstraction

Definition: the act of withdrawing or removing something

Similar words: remotion, removal

Definition: the act of removing

Usage: he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy


Synonyms: abstraction

Definition: an abstract painting

Similar words: painting, picture

Definition: graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

Usage: a small painting by Picasso; he bought the painting as an investment; his pictures hang in the Louvre


Synonyms: abstractedness, abstraction

Definition: preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else

Similar words: engrossment, absorption, preoccupancy, preoccupation

Definition: the mental state of being preoccupied by something


Synonyms: generalisation, generalization, abstraction

Definition: the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances

Similar words: theorisation, theorization

Definition: the production or use of theories


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