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Main Entry: 1abĚstract
Pronunciation: ab-strakt, ab-strakt
Etymology: from Latin abstractus "abstract," from earlier abstrahere "to draw away," from abs-, ab- "from, away" and trahere "to draw" --related to ATTRACT, 1TRACE, 3TRACE 1: expressing a quality or idea without reference to an actual person or thing <"honesty" is an abstract word> 2: difficult to understand : HARD <abstract problems> 3: using elements of form (as color, line, or texture) with little or no attempt at creating a realistic picture <abstract art> - abĚstractĚly /ab-strak-(t)l, ab-strak-/ adverb - abĚstractĚness /ab-strak(t)-ns, ab-strak(t)-/ noun