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abstract nonsense


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Details which are straightforward but so tedious that an author or lecturer would rather skip them (especially those of a category theoretical nature).
  • n. Details which involve diagram chasing.


Coined by Norman Steenrod, popularized by Serge Lang. (Wiktionary)


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