abstraction

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the condition of being so lost in solitary thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings

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a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

the act of withdrawing or removing something

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the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances

an abstract painting

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preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else

a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

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Working Model helps students understand abstract concepts by vastly improving their ability to visualize the problem.
But we're now at the stage of having kids learn how to use math in daily life, rather than abstract concepts with no connection to reality.
It's very easy for these (phrases) to be abstract concepts,'' Schochet said.
constructed not as abstract concepts but as lines of actions and consequences, as narrative" (262).
Moreover, three- quarters of the teachers surveyed felt that their students are able to retain more science information when the visual images of television reinforce abstract concepts.
Capacity for understanding abstract concepts in academic fields -- such as science, mathematics, literature -- become enhanced as well as the ability to make connections and associations about life experiences.
These are supported by many numeric illustrations and a number of application scenarios to motivate the reader and make some abstract concepts more tangible.
Some leaning more toward language education and some leaning more toward anthropology, linguists look at language policy not as a set of abstract concepts or official documents, but as a complex of practices, ideologies, attitudes, and formal and informal mechanisms that influence people's language choices in profound and pervasive ways.
The Principles of Economics course is very demanding, requiring students to master and apply abstract concepts to real life situations.
Jung Institute in Zurich, Not The Big Sleep brings to life complex abstract concepts concerning how the human mind gravitates toward involvement, and even love, in a narrative manner that readers of all background can relate to.
More abstract concepts such as feeling free and having counselors that make them feel safe are also present in many pictures and writings.
Subsequently, she started penning short poems which ranged from simple expressions of family and nature to more abstract concepts of geo-politics and the heavenly realm.
An understanding of abstract concepts such as suspicion relies on metaphorical references to sensations, such as fishy smells, Lee hypothesizes.
She has painted abstract concepts, ranging from Adam and Eve to Ajanta- inspired ones in acrylics and oil.
Abstract concepts such as the pleasure of giving are also included.