from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a abstract manner; separately; in or by itself.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an abstractive manner; in or by itself; abstractly.
In the latter case, the more substantial passage, he gives a somewhat Scotistic definition: "Intuitive and abstractive cognition are not distinguished according to having a species or not, but only according to the disposition of the object, because if the object is present, the species represents it intuitively; if absent, it represents it abstractively."