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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 work's link to what Leo Steinberg once called "design technology" has often been seen as undermining its abstractness, and it is just as hard to see it as purely optical.
We should, however, be clear what we mean by Structuralism, for the idea of defining an object of study on a strictly logical level--of devising a system through which one can understand the logical dimensions of, say, matrimonial alliances, with all the generality and abstractness that project supposes--still seems to me a legitimate undertaking.
That is, the painting must seem to expand beyond the canvas, so that its abstractness seems unlimitable--a surge of alternative vision, with the inner recognition of primary process (what Husserl called inner time consciousness and Bergson called duration) as a ripple effect.
Its use suggests that Lasker paints cartoons of abstraction--ingeniously kitschy abstractions--in uncritical acceptance of the fact that abstractness has become a commonplace of social appearance.
Indeed, the figure, its abstractness freshened by its elongation, like a "theoretical" (and no doubt theatrical) reprise of the emaciated bodies of the Holocaust victims, became doubly intense.
However, few scholars have explored either the individual impact of abstractness or the joint effects of abstractness and social distance, on self-other risk perception differences.
Scientists from Dartmouth College in the US tested the basic question would processing the same information on a digital versus non-digital platform affect 'construal levels' the fundamental level of concreteness versus abstractness that people use in perceiving and interpreting behaviors, events and other informational stimuli.
She thinks she'll be lucky enough if people are to actually find their own meaning through her work-if in between the sketches, the thickness of the lines, and the abstractness of the shapes, they would feel something immediate, direct and something refreshing and new.
Boasting titles that conspicuously flout allusions to natural phenomena (sea, earth, light) and real places (a road, a corridor, arches), Lundeberg's work is peculiarly romantic and intuitive: She reduces her subject matter to pale mnemonic traces, its reality just barely evident in the ghostly abstractness.
Regardless of imagistic heft, the abstractness of math, especially in its long Pythagorean and Platonic idealist traditions, would seem to run counter to the spirit of Whitman's poetry.
Other difficulties include the unrelenting abstractness of his argument and his (mostly) graceless, polysyllabic academic style.
The TTCT has five norm-referenced criteria for measuring creativity, including fluency (the number of relevant ideas), originality (the number of statistically infrequent ideas), elaboration (the number of added ideas), the abstractness of titles (the degree of abstract thinking), and the resistance to premature closure (the degree of psychological openness).