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Definition of abstract verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abstract
    he / she / it abstracts
    past simple abstracted
    -ing form abstracting
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  1. 1
    abstract something (from something) to remove something from somewhere She abstracted the main points from the argument. a plan to abstract 8 million gallons of water from the river
  2. 2
    , NAmE//æbˈstrækt//
    , NAmE//ˈæbstrækt//
    abstract something (technology) to make a written summary of a book, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: abstract