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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concrete  \Con"crete\  (?  or  ?),  a.  [L.  concretus  p.  p.  of 
  concrescere  to  grow  together;  con-  +  crescere  to  grow;  cf  F. 
  concret.  See  {Crescent}.] 
  1.  United  in  growth;  hence  formed  by  coalition  of  separate 
  particles  into  one  mass;  united  in  a  solid  form 
 
  The  first  concrete  state,  or  consistent  surface,  of 
  the  chaos  must  be  of  the  same  figure  as  the  last 
  liquid  state.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  2.  (Logic) 
  a  Standing  for  an  object  as  it  exists  in  nature, 
  invested  with  all  its  qualities,  as  distinguished  from 
  standing  for  an  attribute  of  an  object;  --  opposed  to 
  {abstract}.  Hence: 
  b  Applied  to  a  specific  object;  special;  particular;  -- 
  opposed  to  {general}.  See  {Abstract},  3. 
 
  Concrete  is  opposed  to  abstract.  The  names  of 
  individuals  are  concrete,  those  of  classes 
  abstract.  --J.  S.  Mill. 
 
  Concrete  terms,  while  they  express  the  quality, 
  do  also  express,  or  imply,  or  refer  to  some 
  subject  to  which  it  belongs.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  {Concrete  number},  a  number  associated  with  or  applied  to  a 
  particular  object,  as  three  men,  five  days,  etc.,  as 
  distinguished  from  an  abstract  number,  or  one  used  without 
  reference  to  a  particular  object. 
 
  {Concrete  quantity},  a  physical  object  or  a  collection  of 
  such  objects.  --Davies  &  Peck. 
 
  {Concrete  science},  a  physical  science,  one  having  as  its 
  subject  of  knowledge  concrete  things  instead  of  abstract 
  laws. 
 
  {Concrete  sound  or  movement  of  the  voice},  one  which  slides 
  continuously  up  or  down  as  distinguished  from  a 
  {discrete}  movement,  in  which  the  voice  leaps  at  once  from 
  one  line  of  pitch  to  another.  --Rush. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concrete  \Con*crete"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  form  into  a  mass,  as  by  the  cohesion  or  coalescence  of 
  separate  particles. 
 
  There  are  in  our  inferior  world  divers  bodies  that 
  are  concreted  out  of  others  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  2.  To  cover  with  or  form  of  concrete,  as  a  pavement. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concrete  \Con"crete\,  n. 
  1.  A  compound  or  mass  formed  by  concretion,  spontaneous 
  union,  or  coalescence  of  separate  particles  of  matter  in 
  one  body. 
 
  To  divide  all  concretes,  minerals  and  others  into 
  the  same  number  of  distinct  substances.  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  A  mixture  of  gravel,  pebbles,  or  broken  stone  with  cement 
  or  with  tar,  etc.,  used  for  sidewalks,  roadways, 
  foundations,  etc.,  and  esp.  for  submarine  structures. 
 
  3.  (Logic)  A  term  designating  both  a  quality  and  the  subject 
  in  which  it  exists;  a  concrete  term. 
 
  The  concretes  ``father''  and  ``son''  have  or  might 
  have  the  abstracts  ``paternity''  and  ``filiety''. 
  --J.  S.  Mill. 
 
  4.  (Sugar  Making)  Sugar  boiled  down  from  cane  juice  to  a 
  solid  mass. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concrete  \Con*crete"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Concreted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Concreting}.] 
  To  unite  or  coalesce,  as  separate  particles,  into  a  mass  or 
  solid  body. 
 
  Note:  Applied  to  some  substances,  it  is  equivalent  to 
  indurate;  as  metallic  matter  concretes  into  a  hard 
  body;  applied  to  others  it  is  equivalent  to  congeal, 
  thicken,  inspissate,  coagulate,  as  in  the  concretion  of 
  blood.  ``The  blood  of  some  who  died  of  the  plague  could 
  not  be  made  to  concrete.''  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  concrete 
  adj  1:  capable  of  being  perceived  by  the  senses  not  abstract  or 
  imaginary;  "concrete  objects  such  as  trees"  [ant:  {abstract}] 
  2:  formed  by  the  coalescence  of  particles 
  n  :  a  strong  hard  building  material  composed  of  sand  and  gravel 
  and  cement  and  water 
  v  1:  cover  with  concrete 
  2:  form  into  a  solid  mass;  coalesce 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Concrete,  ND 
  Zip  code(s):  58220 
  Concrete,  WA  (town,  FIPS  14380) 
  Location:  48.53713  N,  121.74888  W 
  Population  (1990):  735  (313  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.1  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  98237 




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