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Abstract

A brief summary at the beginning of an article, paper, or presentation. Abstracts are commonly associated with academia; for example, an economics professor may attach an abstract to a publication. However, it may also be used with a business presentation.
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The Pollock connection aside (and that's a big aside), the fact that she paints abstractly is totally consonant with her age.
I cannot preach on baptism, whether Jesus' or ours, abstractly.
Young comes across as a Bill Frisell acolyte, abstractly floating and picking yee-haw tunes in turn.
Yet over time, said Piaget, Jacqueline's biological growth and experiences with the world would allow her to hold mental representations of objects in her mind, use deductive reasoning, see the world from another person's perspective, and think abstractly.
general intellectual ability, referring to the ability to think abstractly and to solve problems as measured by IQ tests;
Meakin traces "articulate" to its Latin root, which "denotes the joints or limbs of the body, or more abstractly, 'pieces', which are distinctly divided, yet form a coherent whole', hence, clear, distinct speech itself.
Accompanied by a bare-bones guitar-bass-drums trio that includes the wonderful Dan Baird (formerly of the Georgia Satellites) on lead guitar, Hoge delivers a tight, concise lesson in pop songcraft that is every bit as emotionally satisfying as it is abstractly impressive.
This makes it difficult, if not impossible, to determine abstractly which aspirants possess satisfactory" teaching skills.
They are braver about this than adults, perhaps, because they haven't fully developed the ability to think abstractly.
The mind, the ability to objectify and to think abstractly.
It doesn't, as a rule, lead to learning how to see their choices more intelligently or more abstractly.