Definitions for "Abstraction"
An idea or notion of an abstract, or theoretical nature; as, to fight for mere abstractions.
a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
The separation of the logical properties of data or function from its implementation in a computer program. See: encapsulation, information hiding, software engineering.
a description of the problem at some level of generalization that allows us to concentrate on the key aspects of the problem without getting mired in the details
a design transformation that takes a design and generates a simpler design which retains certain interesting properties of the original design for verification purposes but discards other details
indicates that something is left out of a description or definition.
a play that is wholly or partly not representational. Example: "Ohio Impromptu," an abstraction by Samuel Beckett, 2m or 2f.
a device in art which alters or simplifies reality (nature) to facilitate the expressive purposes of the artist (e.g., the exaggerated antelope horns and ears of the masks used in the Chi Wara ritual of the Bamana people of Mali).
The act process of leaving out of consideration one or more properties of a complex object so as to attend to others; analysis. Thus, when the mind considers the form of a tree by itself, or the color of the leaves as separate from their size or figure, the act is called abstraction. So, also, when it considers whiteness, softness, virtue, existence, as separate from any particular objects.
A separation from worldly objects; a recluse life; as, a hermit's abstraction.
Absence or absorption of mind; inattention to present objects.
non figurative art: art in which the depiction of objects in nature is subordinated or entirely discarded
Style of art that does not represent its subject matter in a realistic way. It emphasizes the elements of art—line, color, shape, texture, and form—to express its subject.
Term synonymous with abstract art which is applied to art produced from the early 20th century onwards which does not resemble a recognisable form. It is the opposite of figurative art.
A generic view of a piece of hardware that avoids the complexity and imcompatibility involved in actually accessing the device.
(noun) a way of reducing complexity (Reference: 'pedia def (; 'pedia def (
A process in which the mind fixes its attention upon one or the other characteristic of a thing or upon one element common to many things, excluding others which are joined to it in the real order.
a single thing, yet if it is a good one, it can have many applications, even an infinite number of them
This is one of the goals of the structured programing style. On the user-level, this refers to structuring a program in such a way that the user is unaware (and, more importantly, does not need to be aware) of how things work underneath it all. On the program-level, this refers to structuring sections of code so that they are self-contained and do not depend on other chunks. In this way, an interface to your chunk can be specified for the use of other programmers and they will never need to worry about the actual implementation. As a matter of fact, the implementation can change (to something more efficient, say) while the interface remains constant. see also: componentization
Keywords:  sorry, rpg, polymorphism, russian, mud
On-line, multi-user RPG. Generally looks like MUD with pretty web-based UI. 5 races, 20 classes. Now in development. We looking for world-builders! And... sorry, our game is only in Russian .
a set of classes that work together to provide the behavior you're modeling
The principle of abstraction means that information can be accessed in a way that isolates how data is stored from how it is accessed and used. See also Classes, Encapsulation, Inheritance, and Polymorphism.
The taking surreptitiously for one's own use part of the property of another; purloining.
Taking away with intent to harm or deceive.
A mental activity, an attitude of mind which affects primarily the entire life-attitude of the personality. It involves not only the detachment from long habit, but it involves also a complete readjustment of the entire threefold person to the world of souls.
1. The part of precipitation that does not become direct runoff. 2. The draining of water from a stream into another stream having a more rapid corroding action.
The act of abstracting, separating, or withdrawing, or the state of being withdrawn; withdrawal.
A separation of volatile parts by the act of distillation.
the act of withdrawing or removing something
a device such as a gesture or a mime movement that is used to reinforce characterization or mood
Removing water from its natural location, e.g. the water table or a river.
The removal of water from surface water or groundwater,usually by pumping.
The removal of water before it enters the river.
Method for computing depreciation by comparing the replacement cost of the improvements to the sales price less land value.
A method of valuing land. The indicated value of the improvement is deducted from the sale price.
Method of finding land value in which all improvement costs (less depreciation) are deducted from sales price. Also called extraction.
a boundary with two sides
The essential characteristics of an entity that distinguish it from all other kind of entities. An abstraction defines a boundary relative to the perspective of the viewer.
a substance whose being consists in the truth of some propositions concerning a more primary substance
an approximation of an actual document, while possessing useful properties for analyses of interest
a description of the properties of an individual (or of a collection of individuals) that does not list precisely who the individuals are
a high-level description or model of a real-world entity
Scripts that use abstraction retain the same basic flow by placing the conditional execution statements within functions. When a function is called, it makes a decision as to what commands execute for a given platform.
a form of a control
a form of human classification by which man integrates the evidence provided by his senses
Keywords:  painting
an abstract painting
Keywords:  generalization, see
See generalization.