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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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Moreover, to articulate the structure of analytic geometry the following six aspects of mathematical thinking are very crucial: (1) Generalization (2) Analysis and analytical thinking (3) Logical thinking (4) Abstract thinking (5) Problem solving (6) Representation.
The success of these companies is mostly due to the creative and abstract thinking talents of the individuals working for them.
It also clears your head, making space for creativity, cognitive persistence, and abstract thinking.
to engage abstract thinking, identify the key issues and summarize the essence of the message.
Researchers found an index of antibody levels caused by exposure to Chlamydia pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, cytomegalovirus, and herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 was associated with worse cognitive performance, including memory, speed of mental processing, abstract thinking, planning and reasoning ability.
Abstract thinking is really the search for the "big picture" and the "deep truths.
Art class offers a creative process, which teaches imagination & abstract thinking, sensory processing, self expression, fine motor skills, and leisure skills.
This is the practice of abstract thinking - of thinking so outside the box you're answering the telephone with a lobster.
We are looking for students who have a certain level of abstract thinking," Kim said.
He begins with a number of concrete examples of abstract thinking, such as number theory, integers modulo n, and permutations, so students can perform computations almost immediately.
Tan's team found a reduction in total cerebral brain volume, visual memory, executive function, and abstract thinking, among those whose DHA intake was among the lowest 25% of participants compared to those whose intake was higher.
A new study says footballers have superior "executive" brain qualities for planning and abstract thinking.
Low levels of all omega-3 fatty acids were also associated with poor test scores for visual memory, problem-solving, multi-tasking and abstract thinking.
Cognitive functional assessment was based on the Cantonese version of Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale--cognitive subscale, (15) the 10-minute delay recall, the category verbal fluency test, (16) the digit and visual span tests, and the abstract thinking test (similarities and differences).
Two to seven years is the preoperational stage: Vocabulary grows rapidly and the child begins to reason and use abstract thinking.