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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These are but a few examples of how instructors can help students transcend the limited nature of abstract thinking by experiencing the personally relevant implications of policies and practices that lie hidden within concepts.
Problems with abstract thinking - While it is common for folks to run into problems when balancing a checkbook, experiencing difficulty with complex mental tasks, such as forgetting what numbers are and how they should be used, could be cause for concern.
In other words, they know that adding or subtracting one object from a group makes a difference, but have no linguistic way to keep track of accumulating quantities, which requires abstract thinking.
The information in the task got through to girls' language areas of the brain--those associated with abstract thinking through language--and their performance correlated accuracy with the degree of activation in some of these zones.
The SILS is based on clinical and research findings suggesting that intellectual impairment differentially affects various cognitive abilities--vocabulary has proven relatively resistant to change, whereas abstract thinking has been shown to be more susceptible to cognitive deterioration (Shipley 1939).
At the same time, it is by no means a simple exercise in abstract thinking.
It also, by some strange reason, increases their ability in maths and computing and other abstract thinking.
They spoil the soul and prevent you from getting in touch with the elements and multidimensional movements and abstract thinking, and knowing where you are at all times without looking at yourself.
A mandatory course in philosophy may be helpful as well to aid in abstract thinking.
You are placing students in a class that requires abstract thinking when they haven't mastered basic skills.
Adolescents increasingly engage in abstract thinking, consider the hypothetical as well as the real, engage in more sophisticated and elaborate information-processing strategies, and reflect on oneself and complicated problems (see Keating).
I had to confirm everything by eye, not by abstract thinking.
Math anxiety often surfaces at this grade because a shift is made in the curriculum from using manipulatives and concrete mathematical experiences to more abstract thinking.
Hearing such music, Shaw speculated, might provide a "warmup exercise" for parts of the brain that perform high levels of abstract thinking.
There is also a free stress ball on offer from Abstract Thinking, a design company and it is running a competition to win a meal at Terrace Sea Restaurant in Heswall.