Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: abstraction
IPA transcription: [æbstɹ'ækʃən]
Pronunciations of abstraction
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: abstraction, abstract
    Meaning: a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
  • Synonyms: abstraction
    Meaning: the act of withdrawing or removing something
  • Synonyms: abstraction, generalization, generalisation
    Meaning: the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
  • Synonyms: abstraction
    Meaning: an abstract painting
Usage examples
  • We are speaking of a people little capable of abstraction.
  • Tom noticed the abstraction of his father, and shook his head.
  • 'You alchemists are capable of the utterest abstraction, aren't you?'
  • The subject was not raised again, and Captain Blood was left to his idle abstraction.
  • But it still remains to him but an unapplied abstraction, a mere category of thought, a frame for the All.
  • But Laploshka listened with the abstraction of the deaf adder, and quickly returned to the subject of the two francs.
  • His fits of gloomy abstraction and violent bursts of temper had alike vanished, or only prevailed at brief intervals.
  • We must therefore assign on the part of the intellect some power to make things actually intelligible, by abstraction of the species from material conditions.
  • Very well; but from this exception we will pass to another, from that to a third, and so on from exceptions to exceptions, until we have reduced the rule to a pure abstraction.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Hamlet, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Service-oriented architecture, License CC BY-SA 4.0
2. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Museum of Bad Art, License CC BY-SA 4.0