English for Academic Purposes: Vocabulary

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Abstract

It represents a dramatic step towards the

abstraction

and stylisation that were to characterise the artist's work of the 1890s.

Once again we start with a simple "model" which, though

abstract,

helps us to understand the real world.

We must, therefore, bridge the worlds of principle and practice, and move from the

abstract

to the concrete.

The reason for this may have lain in the unwillingness of biologists to accept the highly

abstract

nature of his theory.

Thus, Irish nationalism is conceived by most members in an

abstract

way, but it has concrete import for key groups.

We should not be content with a code of the brief and

abstract

kind which has been adopted and used with success in foreign countries.

It is in the nature of the law, however, to be couched in

abstract

terms.

In the Vedic period the

abstract

idea of time was regarded as the fundamental principle of the universe.

They consider, sometimes in fairly

abstract

terms, the kinds of policies which Labour might adopt.

He simplified and

abstracted

the figures radically, to the point of distortion.

Older audiences rejected the abstractness of much modern jazz.

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