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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According to the author's view, even abstract concepts and associated words are settled in the semantic field, which is constrained by a sensory input.
is an invaluable tool for students who don't easily grasp abstract concepts, Gough says.
What do we humans have with which to assess the world and all abstract concepts? We possess our intelligence, that is all.
xiv) These men fought not for abstract concepts of liberty or individual rights, but as rational actors for land, money, or other tangible goods.
But its emotional complexity--at once a register of abstract concepts, spiritual concerns, and excruciatingly authentic personal experience--derives from his emphasis on using art for positive ends.
Eight diagrams are available for teachers to use to illustrate and explain relationships, prepare lessons, assist learners to perceive abstract concepts, assist students with limited vocabulary in organizing ideas, and design bulletin boards.
An intellectual giant among choreographers, Glen Tetley has set himself the personal challenge of rendering weighty abstract concepts in pure movement.
This means that the adolescent is able to understand abstract concepts. His/her understanding of time increases to the point the the child can see him/herself either in the past or project into the future.
Bullet points and boxes of key facts and principles help readers keep track of abstract concepts. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
Scientific studies, real world examples, and visual depictions help clarify abstract concepts.
It is also based on the Dutch Realistic Mathematics Education approach of engaging students in understanding real-life problems and gradually moving to abstract concepts. Rather than focusing on one mathematical domain at a time, "Mathematics in Context" teaches students to explore the relationships among different domains of mathematics and to develop strategies for reasoning through problems mathematically.
Using anecdotes from their classes, the Kaplans show how readily kids and adults can take to abstract concepts. The authors empathize with readers who find that odd symbols and notations make mathematics inscrutable.
One critic, Arizona-based author/educator Elaine McEwan, says the NCTM standards threw "the baby out with the bathwater" by expecting students to make sense of abstract concepts without an adequate foundation of skills.
Part of what we generally mean by `socialization' is learning how to interpret and comprehend such abstract concepts, how to connect them to other concepts, and how to apply them to communicate about the group's social and organizational processes (Beebe & Masterson, 1990; Miller & Jablin, 1990).
constructed not as abstract concepts but as lines of actions and consequences, as narrative" (262).