Translation of abstract in Spanish:
adjectiveAmerican English: /æbˈstrækt/ , /ˈæbˌstrækt/ British English: /ˈabstrakt/
- 1 (theoretical)(idea/argument/theorizing)in the abstract
abstractoen teoríaExample sentences
- Courts are not supposed to decide questions which are merely moot, theoretical, abstract or hypothetical.
- So a culture based on abstract reasoning, or on various metaphysical precepts, may itself be simply a product of evolutionary change.
- Not some theoretical, abstract cost, but a real cost.
- 2 (Art)(sculpture/painting)
- Both legs and abstract shapes contribute to an almost painterly overall compositional effect.
- It's a beautiful work of abstract colour and texture, of contrasting dark and light.
- Rothko stresses that the contrast between abstract and representational painting is overdrawn, that all art has subject matter.
nounAmerican English: /ˈæbˌstrækt/ British English: /ˈabstrakt/
- 1 (summary)Example sentences
- Dr. De Luca has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, over 200 abstracts, a book, and holds 12 patents.
- In the meantime, many journals provide at their Web sites at least a limited listing of tables of contents of their most recent issues, sometimes with abstracts and occasional articles.
- Content that we intend keeping free throughout this period includes abstracts of articles, rapid responses, and the Editor's Choice column.
- 2 (painting)cuadro (masculine) abstractoExample sentences
- Paint-Or-Die manages to represent a wide gamut of modern painting styles: colour-field painting, abstracts, figurative and representational styles are all here.
- Working in acrylics, inks, and soft pastels her paintings range from tender abstracts depicting human emotions to more powerful and emotive images full of eastern promise and the mystical unknown.
- He is now experimenting with big abstracts in oils.
transitive verbAmerican English: /æbˈstrækt/ British English: /əbˈstrakt/ [formal]
- 1 (separate)(idea)
- But, while Elkins writes good staccato dialogue, he abstracts his characters from society.
- These are two senses in which mathematics is an abstract subject: it abstracts the important features from a problem and it deals with objects that are not concrete and tangible.
- The flaw in that approach, in our submission, is that it tends to dismember the definition of ‘refugee’ in Article 1A and then abstracts a particular element from its context and seeks to say that the Tribunal must deal with that element.
- 2 (draw off)(substance)
- What makes the humanities (separate from the arts) important is that they take the areas where we have insufficient data and try to abstract useful principles from it.
- And, even though Patrick Mason's production is presented by Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Company, I question his decision to abstract the play from its Irish setting with its echoes of the Ulysses Night-town sequence.
- The most egregious of these is the tendency, exemplified by Norm and Omar, to abstract a situation from the mesh of geopolitical considerations in which it is embedded and reduce it to a stark moral question.
- 3 (abridge)Example sentences
- Conversely, the same volunteer scholar (noted by his initials at the end of the record) abstracted another article more thoroughly.
- Final data were abstracted directly from published articles or estimated from descriptive statistics presented in the articles.
- We thank Michelle Grondin for her help in retrieving articles and abstracting data and Nancy Cleary for her administrative assistance.
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