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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abstract  \Ab*stract"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Abstracted};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Abstracting}.]  [See  {Abstract},  a.] 
  1.  To  withdraw;  to  separate;  to  take  away 
 
  He  was  incapable  of  forming  any  opinion  or 
  resolution  abstracted  from  his  own  prejudices.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  draw  off  in  respect  to  interest  or  attention;  as  his 
  was  wholly  abstracted  by  other  objects. 
 
  The  young  stranger  had  been  abstracted  and  silent. 
  --Blackw.  Mag. 
 
  3.  To  separate,  as  ideas,  by  the  operation  of  the  mind;  to 
  consider  by  itself  to  contemplate  separately,  as  a 
  quality  or  attribute.  --Whately. 
 
  4.  To  epitomize;  to  abridge.  --Franklin. 
 
  5.  To  take  secretly  or  dishonestly;  to  purloin;  as  to 
  abstract  goods  from  a  parcel,  or  money  from  a  till. 
 
  Von  Rosen  had  quietly  abstracted  the  bearing-reins 
  from  the  harness.  --W.  Black. 
 
  6.  (Chem.)  To  separate,  as  the  more  volatile  or  soluble  parts 
  of  a  substance,  by  distillation  or  other  chemical 
  processes.  In  this  sense  extract  is  now  more  generally 
  used 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abstracted  \Ab*stract"ed\,  a. 
  1.  Separated  or  disconnected;  withdrawn;  removed;  apart. 
 
  The  evil  abstracted  stood  from  his  own  evil. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Separated  from  matter;  abstract;  ideal.  [Obs.] 
 
  3.  Abstract;  abstruse;  difficult.  [Obs.]  --Johnson. 
 
  4.  Inattentive  to  surrounding  objects;  absent  in  mind.  ``An 
  abstracted  scholar.''  --Johnson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abstracted 
  adj  1:  taken  out  of  or  separated  from  "possibility 
  is...achievability,  abstracted  from  achievement"- 
  A.N.Whitehead  [syn:  {removed}] 
  2:  lost  in  thought;  showing  preoccupation;  "an  absent  stare"; 
  "an  absentminded  professer";  "the  scatty  glancing  quality 
  of  a  hyperactive  but  unfocused  intelligence"  [syn:  {absent}, 
  {absentminded},  {scatty}] 




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