- v consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
- v make off with belongings of others
- v consider apart from a particular case or instance
- v give an abstract (of)
- s lost in thought; showing preoccupation
- His delivery of the Queen Mab speech is a masterpiece of abstracted art.
- It is a place isolated, almost abstracted, from the rest of the world.
- In abstracted form, the pair reflect the zany practicality they see on the poorer streets of So Paulo, their hometown laboratory.
- Antony Gormley in Radio 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...
- Peter Harvey in eWeek
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...
- Daniel in China.org.cn
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.