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Abstraction synonyms
ăb-străk'shən, əb-
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Thoughtfulness in decision or action.
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  1. Thoughtfulness in decision or action.
  2. Consideration and discussion of alternatives before reaching a decision
  3. Discussion and consideration of all sides of an issue:
The act or process of absorbing or the condition of being absorbed.
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  1. The act or process of absorbing or the condition of being absorbed.
  2. The fact or state of being much interested or engrossed
  3. (Physics) The taking up and storing of energy, such as radiation, light, or sound, without it being reflected or transmitted. During absorption, the energy may change from one form into another. When radiation strikes the electrons in an atom, the electrons move to a higher orbit or state of excitement by absorption of the radiation's energy.
Something that preoccupies or engrosses the mind:
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  1. Something that preoccupies or engrosses the mind:
  2. The act of occupying something before someone else.
  3. Something, as an idea, which preoccupies one
Engagement in risky business transactions on the chance of quick or considerable profit.
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  1. Engagement in risky business transactions on the chance of quick or considerable profit.
  2. A thought or conjecture
  3. (--- Archaic) Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
Alternative form of absent-mindedness.
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  1. Alternative form of absent-mindedness.
  2. The characteristic or state of being easily distracted or preoccupied. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
Contemplation; meditation.
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  1. Contemplation; meditation.
  2. Meditation; reflection
  3. A product of contemplation; a thought:
A way of reasoning; judgment:
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  1. A way of reasoning; judgment:
  2. The action of one who thinks or the result of such action; thought
  3. Gerund of think.
An instance of reflecting
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  1. An instance of reflecting
The act or process of chewing cud.
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  1. The act or process of chewing cud.
  2. The act of thinking about something in a sustained fashion.
The change in direction of a wave, such as a light or sound wave, away from a boundary the wave encounters. Reflected waves remain in their original medium rather than entering the medium they encounter. &diamf3; According to the law of reflection, the angle of reflection of a reflected wave is equal to its angle of incidence.
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  1. The change in direction of a wave, such as a light or sound wave, away from a boundary the wave encounters. Reflected waves remain in their original medium rather than entering the medium they encounter. &diamf3; According to the law of reflection, the angle of reflection of a reflected wave is equal to its angle of incidence.
  2. A thought or an opinion resulting from such thinking or consideration:
  3. Serious thinking or careful consideration:
A dreamy, fanciful, or visionary notion or daydream
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  1. A dreamy, fanciful, or visionary notion or daydream
  2. A state of dreaming while awake; a loose or irregular train of thought; musing or meditation; daydream. [From 1657.]
  3. Dreamy thinking or imagining, esp. of agreeable things; fanciful musing; daydreaming
An instance of daydreaming; a daydream or reverie.
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  1. An instance of daydreaming; a daydream or reverie.
(Uncountable) The state of being engrossed; concentration or preoccupation.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being engrossed; concentration or preoccupation.
  2. (Countable) The fact or instance of writing in a legal document.
A serious thought; a carefully considered reflection.
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  1. A serious thought; a carefully considered reflection.
  2. Thoughtful consideration; meditation.
Thoughtful inspection, study, etc.
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  1. Thoughtful inspection, study, etc.
  2. Intention or expectation:
  3. Meditation on spiritual matters, especially as a form of devotion.
A spell of brooding; the time when someone broods.
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  1. A spell of brooding; the time when someone broods.
A state of deep thought.
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  1. A state of deep thought.
  2. (Idiomatic, dated) A melancholy mood accompanied by deep thought; a moody daydream.
(Uncountable) The action of detaching; separation.
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  1. (Uncountable) The action of detaching; separation.
  2. The dispatch of a military unit, such as troops or ships, from a larger body for a special duty or mission.
  3. Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest:
The state of being aloof
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Something that makes it difficult to pay attention or that draws attention away from familiar or everyday concerns:
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  1. Something that makes it difficult to pay attention or that draws attention away from familiar or everyday concerns:
  2. The process of being distracted.
  3. The act of distracting, or the condition of being distracted:
Careful thought; deliberation:
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  1. Careful thought; deliberation:
  2. (Law) Something promised, given, or done that has the effect of making an agreement a legally enforceable contract.
  3. A result of considering; an opinion or a judgment:
The quality of being remote.
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Lack of attention, notice, or regard.
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  1. Lack of attention, notice, or regard.
A plan or original idea:
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  1. A plan or original idea:
  2. A central or unifying idea or theme
  3. An idea or thought, esp. a generalized idea of a thing or class of things; abstract notion
The gist or significance:
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  1. The gist or significance:
  2. A plan, purpose, or goal:
  3. A sense that something can happen; a notion or expectation:
A belief or opinion:
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  1. A belief or opinion:
  2. A mental image; an idea or conception:
  3. A mental image; general idea
One that is vague or inadequate
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  1. One that is vague or inadequate
  2. The condition or quality of being general, or applicable to all
  3. An imprecise or vague statement or idea.
The characteristic or state of being easily distracted or preoccupied. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
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  1. The characteristic or state of being easily distracted or preoccupied. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
  2. Alternative form of absent-mindedness.
The characteristic of being bemused.
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  1. The characteristic of being bemused.
(Idiomatic, dated) A melancholy mood accompanied by deep thought; a moody daydream.
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  1. (Idiomatic, dated) A melancholy mood accompanied by deep thought; a moody daydream.
  2. A state of deep thought.
An instance of daydreaming; a daydream or reverie.
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  1. An instance of daydreaming; a daydream or reverie.
A state of reflection.
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  1. A state of reflection.
  2. (Greek Mythology) Any of the nine daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus, each of whom presided over a different art or science.
  3. A person, esp. a woman, who is the object of love or devotion and is regarded as a source of inspiration
A dreamy, fanciful, or visionary notion or daydream
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  1. A dreamy, fanciful, or visionary notion or daydream
  2. Dreamy thinking or imagining, esp. of agreeable things; fanciful musing; daydreaming
  3. A state of dreaming while awake; a loose or irregular train of thought; musing or meditation; daydream. [From 1657.]
A state of mental absorption:
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  1. A state of mental absorption:
  2. A branch of knowledge or department of learning:
  3. A noteworthy or interesting example:
A condition of great mental concentration or abstraction, esp. one induced by religious fervor or mysticism
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  1. A condition of great mental concentration or abstraction, esp. one induced by religious fervor or mysticism
  2. A genre of electronic dance music with a fast tempo, repetitive phrasing, and often an hypnotic effect.
  3. A state of altered consciousness, somewhat resembling sleep, during which voluntary movement is lost, as in hypnosis
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