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  • v. Present participle of abstract.


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  • This feature is provided by California REsource, a title abstracting company.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Because in abstracting to a level at which a satisfactory explanation can be achieved, for many they seem to unfortunately move out of the realm of being testable.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • If you could show it's a negative, that would be a persuasive criticism of social-democracy, abstracting from the dynamics of movement across income levels.

    Protest! Violence! Chaos!

  • Certainly it didn't come in a manual, he/she is abstracting from the dialogue and the angles of the camera.

    I'd Rather Let The Flowers Keep Doing What They Do Best

  • And now we say that it is real, for in abstracting out of reality we have reached perfection, and perfection requires reality.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • In abstracting from the morphology of our bas-relief towards a Grand Unified Morphology with a cardinal morphological form as Prime Cause, they seek an articulation of the ground as a figure in its own right, the frame as form, not a sub-class of Being but a class of NonBeing, something beyond reality itself.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • This is called abstracting the universal idea from the phantasmata, but the term must not be taken in a matrialistic sense.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • After a lot of refactoring sessions, I had the idea of abstracting a set of core client/server services, that would become the framework, and to rewrite the original application in terms of those.


  • Frankly, I think the idea of abstracting food and water supplies into a single 'crunchy' unit is great.

    EN World D&D / RPG News

  • This session explored the idea of abstracting test assertions so that any frameworks can be used for the project, and what technique should be employed to achieve that.

    Planet TW


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