from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being abstract.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being abstract; a state of being in contemplation only, or not connected with any object: as, “the abstractness of the ideas themselves,” Locke, Human Understanding.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being considered apart from a specific instance or object
I like Animal Collective, but I cannot stand the visual "abstractness" in their videos.
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While this emancipation from the conditions and episodes of concrete experiences accounts for the remoteness, the "abstractness," of science, it also accounts for its wide and free range of fruitful novel applications in practice.
* Aptitudes: cognitive abilities; 'abstractness' of inteprative complexity
Sadly, that type of innovativeness has traditionally been denied to the software patent system on the basis of "abstractness" or "preemption."
I want the "abstractness" of the figure to reflect the fragility of the human condition.
"abstractness," of science, it also accounts for its wide and free range of fruitful novel applications in practice.
This swelling border, added last, embraces all but the lower left corner of the centralized image, canceling out the lingering sense of rational space of "Sketch 1" and pushing the vestiges of the troika, St. George and a mountainous landscape firmly toward abstractness.
For all its abstractness, "Mountains and Sea" is fundamentally a landscape painting, and nature—its forms, its moods and above all its unbridled power—remained a recurring metaphor in Frankenthaler's art.
The abstractness of the tiny drawing was beautiful.
Maybe you love learning how businesses work, but you're brought down by the abstractness of what you do or the lousy hours.