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noun     abstraction pronunciation in British English
/æbˈstrækʃ(ə)n/
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singularabstraction
pluralabstractions
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an idea or way of thinking that is not related to real situations or practical experiences

    a philosophical abstraction

  2. 2
    [uncountable] formal an emotional or mental state that takes your attention from what is happening around you
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