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Definition of "abstractive" [ab•strac•tive]

  • Having the power of abstracting; of an abstracting nature. (adjective)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "abstractive" in a sentence
  • "Momental areas can evidently be defined as abstractive elements by exactly the same method as applied to solids."
  • "Between that which Balzac tabulated as the "abstractive" type of human evolvement and that which is fully cosmic in consciousness, there are many and diverse degrees of the higher faculties; but the poet always expresses some one of these degrees of the higher consciousness; indeed some poets are of that versatile nature that they run the entire gamut of the emotional nature, now descending to the ordinary normal consciousness which takes account only of the personal self; again ascending to the heights of the impersonal fearlessness and unassailable confidence that is the heritage of those who have reached the full stature of the "man-god whom we await" -- the cosmic conscious race that is to be."
  • "Geox, a high quality, value-oriented sponsor, of precisely the kind cycling needs right now, is being told that his return on investment is subject to some abstractive ruling in Aigle Switzerland, the UCI headquarters."
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