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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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A study by Rice University that tested abstract thinking found noticeable higher ceilings (10 feet or more) impacted one's ability to find connections with seemingly unrelated objects.
As the social chaos resulting from the climate deniers and abstract thinking ideologues continues, the pressures will make it difficult for professors of education to do the background reading that should have been part of their graduate studies.
According to the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP), the country will see a 29-percent decrease in the number of people in low-skill contact center jobs (simple entry-level, process-driven tasks that require little abstract thinking or autonomy)-a loss of around 43,000 jobs.
The culprits include rationalization of agriculture; separating of the human population from agricultural work, technology, and abstract thinking; and most of the usually suspected features of modernity.
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.As, algebraic concepts are everywhere in school geometry and, it is a best approach to the solution of problem in geometry by involving and understanding the concepts of variables (Dindyal, 2007).
is a lot less stressfull for the body as a whole and studies suggest that it is better for abstract thinking. But too high blood glucose and fluctuation in blood sugar are also damaging
Though seemingly intended as something of a wake-up call to readers, Love and Other Pranks never sermonizes on the importance of abstract thinking in the age of rampant consumerism and mindlessness, instead creating a humorous, fun space where these kinds of meditations can occur naturally.
Triggering a more abstract mind-set prior to an information processing task on a digital platform appeared to help facilitate a better performance on tasks that require abstract thinking, they said.
Societies whose members are better at abstract thinking make greater progress than societies whose members are not as good.
The exercises are designed to foster information seeking behavior, identification and modification skills, working memory, abstract thinking, accuracy analysis, concept formation, planning and execution skills, problem solving, and flexible thinking in patients with neurological impairment.
Reading is not just a matter of parsing words--it is a process of capturing concepts, ideas and perspective through abstract thinking triggered by content and data.
The participants, whose average age was 76, were provided with a wrist monitor that recorded their sleep patterns for five nights and given a battery of tests designed to measure attention and executive function (which involves such skills as decision-making, abstract thinking, planning, and troubleshooting).
Higher levels of fragmented sleep and lower sleep efficiency in 2,800 men, average age 76, were associated with a 40 to 50 percent increase in the odds of a clinically significant decline in executive function (responsible for planning, making decisions, correcting errors, troubleshooting, and abstract thinking).
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.
Researchers discovered recently that rooms with a high ceiling encourages people to do "relational processing." That is a fancy term for abstract thinking. Abstract thinking is really the search for the "big picture" and the "deep truths." When I read this I went right out to a high-ceilinged food court (I couldn't afford a trip to the British Museum) and settled down with my computer to think deep thoughts about the future of the North.