from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an abstract state or manner; separately; absolutely; by itself.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an abstract manner or state; absolutely; in a state or manner unconnected with anything else; in or by itself: as, matter abstractly considered.

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

  • adv. in abstract terms


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  • More abstractly: is human love the opposite of religion or another version of it?

    Byron and Romantic Occidentalism

  • TP, I do not know enough about birds and their language capacities to comment but would say that the capacity to think abstractly is causally linked to a human capacity for communication.

    Bits and Pieces of an RNA World

  • "Godhead" means "The essential and divine nature of God, regarded abstractly" and that the Greek words translated to be

    The Millennial Star

  • When I say "value", I'm not using that term abstractly - I mean the bottom line, practical dollars and cents value of visual effects to the film, television and video game industries.

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  • "I am what you might call abstractly anti-capitalist," he says.

    Slavoj Žižek: interview

  • This way, I can find it kind of abstractly amazing and a bit of a relief that our body can recognize something really not right from the start and scrap the project, not having had that bit of investment that might have come from a positive.

    Schrodinger's Mom

  • But empire can be described empirically (which is not quite synonymous with "abstractly").

    Insurgent American

  • It tries to get at your emotions a little abstractly, if that makes sense.

    My Cat Is A Sega Fan

  • But if we can think more abstractly about what a game is in the first place, I think we can find a lot of cross-pollination between written artforms and visual-interactive ones.

    Welcome To Hell

  • Granted, that game was rated M from the start, but I don't remember any controversy surrounding the subject matter, and rape was not only expressed abstractly with the disturbing imagery of the seen but referenced directly in spoken dialogue.

    Big Trouble For Dangerous High School Girls


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