Definition of abstract noun noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


abstract noun

BrE BrE//ˌæbstrækt ˈnaʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæbstrækt ˈnaʊn//
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a noun, for example goodness or freedom, that refers to an idea or a general quality, not to a physical object compare common noun, proper noun See related entries: Grammar
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: abstract noun