abstraction - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/æbˈstrækʃ(ə)n/
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