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verb [transitive] formal abstract pronunciation in British English /æbˈstrækt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleabstracting
past tenseabstracted
past participleabstracted
  1. 1
    to obtain facts from a calculation or piece of research
    The information was abstracted from newspaper reports.
  2. 3
    to remove something from somewhere
    They got permission to abstract water from the river.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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