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Abstract vs. Synopsis

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Abstractnoun

An abridgement or summary of a longer publication.

Synopsisnoun

(authorship) A brief summary of the major points of a written work, either as prose or as a table; an abridgment or condensation of a work.

Abstractnoun

Something that concentrates in itself the qualities of a larger item, or multiple items.

Synopsisnoun

(Orthodoxy) A prayer book for use by the laity of the church.

Abstractnoun

Concentrated essence of a product.

Synopsisnoun

A general view, or a collection of heads or parts so arranged as to exhibit a general view of the whole; an abstract or summary of a discourse; a syllabus; a conspectus.

‘That the reader may see in one view the exactness of the method, as well as force of the argument, I shall here draw up a short synopsis of this epistle.’;

Abstractnoun

(medicine) A powdered solid extract of a medicinal substance mixed with lactose.

Synopsisnoun

a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Abstractnoun

An abstraction; an abstract term; that which is abstract.

Synopsisnoun

a brief summary or general survey of something

‘a synopsis of the insurance cover provided is set out below’;

Abstractnoun

The theoretical way of looking at things; something that exists only in idealized form.

Synopsisnoun

an outline of the plot of a play, film, or book.

Abstractnoun

(arts) An abstract work of art.

Abstractnoun

(real estate) A summary title of the key points detailing a tract of land, for ownership; abstract of title.

Abstractadjective

(obsolete) Derived; extracted.

Abstractadjective

Drawn away; removed from; apart from; separate.

Abstractadjective

Expressing a property or attribute separately of an object that is considered to be inherent to that object.

Abstractadjective

Considered apart from any application to a particular object; not concrete; ideal; non-specific; general, as opposed to specific.

Abstractadjective

Difficult to understand; abstruse; hard to conceptualize.

Abstractadjective

(archaic) Absent-minded.

Abstractadjective

(arts) Pertaining to the formal aspect of art, such as the lines, colors, shapes, and the relationships among them.

Abstractadjective

Free from representational qualities, in particular the non-representational styles of the 20th century.

Abstractadjective

(music) Absolute.

Abstractadjective

(dance) Lacking a story.

Abstractadjective

Insufficiently factual.

Abstractadjective

Apart from practice or reality; vague; theoretical; impersonal; not applied.

Abstractadjective

(grammar) As a noun, denoting an intangible as opposed to an object, place, or person.

Abstractadjective

(computing) Of a class in object-oriented programming, being a partial basis for subclasses rather than a complete template for objects.

Abstractverb

(transitive) To separate; to disengage.

Abstractverb

(transitive) To remove; to take away; withdraw.

Abstractverb

To steal; to take away; to remove without permission.

Abstractverb

(transitive) To summarize; to abridge; to epitomize.

Abstractverb

To extract by means of distillation.

Abstractverb

(transitive) To consider abstractly; to contemplate separately or by itself; to consider theoretically; to look at as a general quality.

Abstractverb

To withdraw oneself; to retire.

Abstractverb

(transitive) To draw off (interest or attention).

‘He was wholly abstracted by other objects.’;

Abstractverb

To perform the process of abstraction.

Abstractverb

To create abstractions.

Abstractverb

To produce an abstraction, usually by refactoring existing code. Generally used with "out".

‘He abstracted out the square root function.’;

Abstractadjective

Withdraw; separate.

‘The more abstract . . . we are from the body.’;

Abstractadjective

Considered apart from any application to a particular object; separated from matter; existing in the mind only; as, abstract truth, abstract numbers. Hence: ideal; abstruse; difficult.

Abstractadjective

Expressing a particular property of an object viewed apart from the other properties which constitute it; - opposed to concrete; as, honesty is an abstract word.

‘A concrete name is a name which stands for a thing; an abstract name which stands for an attribute of a thing. A practice has grown up in more modern times, which, if not introduced by Locke, has gained currency from his example, of applying the expression "abstract name" to all names which are the result of abstraction and generalization, and consequently to all general names, instead of confining it to the names of attributes.’;

Abstractadjective

Abstracted; absent in mind.

Abstractverb

To withdraw; to separate; to take away.

‘He was incapable of forming any opinion or resolution abstracted from his own prejudices.’;

Abstractverb

To draw off in respect to interest or attention; as, his was wholly abstracted by other objects.

‘The young stranger had been abstracted and silent.’;

Abstractverb

To separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or attribute.

Abstractverb

To epitomize; to abridge.

Abstractverb

To take secretly or dishonestly; to purloin; as, to abstract goods from a parcel, or money from a till.

‘Von Rosen had quietly abstracted the bearing-reins from the harness.’;

Abstractverb

To separate, as the more volatile or soluble parts of a substance, by distillation or other chemical processes. In this sense extract is now more generally used.

Abstractverb

To perform the process of abstraction.

‘I own myself able to abstract in one sense.’;

Abstractnoun

That which comprises or concentrates in itself the essential qualities of a larger thing or of several things. Specifically: A summary or an epitome, as of a treatise or book, or of a statement; a brief.

‘An abstract of every treatise he had read.’; ‘Man, the abstractOf all perfection, which the workmanshipOf Heaven hath modeled.’;

Abstractnoun

A state of separation from other things; as, to consider a subject in the abstract, or apart from other associated things.

Abstractnoun

An abstract term.

‘The concretes "father" and "son" have, or might have, the abstracts "paternity" and "filiety."’;

Abstractnoun

A powdered solid extract of a vegetable substance mixed with sugar of milk in such proportion that one part of the abstract represents two parts of the original substance.

Abstractnoun

a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance;

‘he loved her only in the abstract--not in person’;

Abstractnoun

a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Abstractverb

consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically

Abstractverb

make off with belongings of others

Abstractverb

consider apart from a particular case or instance;

‘Let's abstract away from this particular example’;

Abstractverb

give an abstract (of)

Abstractadjective

existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment;

‘abstract words like `truth' and `justice'’;

Abstractadjective

not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature;

‘a large abstract painting’;

Abstractadjective

based on specialized theory;

‘a theoretical analysis’;

Abstractadjective

dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention;

‘abstract reasoning’; ‘abstract science’;

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