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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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Most (758 million m3) water was abstracted by business entities registered in industrial activities.
Ford Smith says the word expressionist might actually better describe abstract landscapes "because usually not every element is abstracted."
Thus the intermingling of meaty abstracted landscapes from the late '60s with fluidly washed "door" paintings from the '70s, and later works characterized by a quasi-photographic mark-making technique, was itself a statement about the act of looking at a painting within a matrix of biographical, developmental, and broad cultural connections.