abstracted abstracted  /ˈæb ˌstræk tɪd/


  • (adj) lost in thought; showing preoccupation



  1. Weeks, a billboard painter by trade, followed Park in destroying his earlier works, opting instead for abstracted figures rendered in big blocks of color.
  2. Whereas Louis Armstrong abstracted a song's lyrics into a plangent growl, Astaire mined their meaning with mediocre vocal equipment.
  3. DK: As money becomes more abstracted, transactions are easier, but our understanding of money fades.



  1. When asked how he felt about the project coming to an end, Gormley said: "I've got very mixed emotions - huge pride that we've actually succeeded. We made this monument out of 2,400 abstracted hours from real lives. Another part of me feels...
    on Oct 13, 2009 By: Antony Gormley Source: Radio 1

  2. "The logical data is preserved, so it's totally transparent to the application-there's no shortcuts, no extensions. All the information about the migrated file is in the metadata," Harvey said. "We've abstracted everything, so we have the...
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: Peter Harvey Source: eWeek

  3. "Figures show that our use of water is not sustainable and that 80 percent of abstracted water goes to agriculture," says Daniel Villesot, former head of the EU's water industry lobby.
    on Dec 22, 2009 By: Daniel Source: China.org.cn

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