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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an abstracted manner; separately; with absence of mind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an abstracted or absent manner.
  • In the abstract; in a separated state, or in contemplation only.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an absentminded or preoccupied manner

Etymologies

abstracted +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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