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Good science fiction is intelligent. It asks big questions that are on people's minds. It's not impossible. It has some sort of root in the abstract.
Nicolas Cage

Meaning of "in the abstract" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IN THE ABSTRACT

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IN THE ABSTRACT

in that
in the aggregate
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in the ascendant
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in the balance
in the black
in the box seat
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WORDS THAT END LIKE IN THE ABSTRACT

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alimentary tract
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Synonyms and antonyms of in the abstract in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «in the abstract» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IN THE ABSTRACT

Find out the translation of in the abstract to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of in the abstract from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «in the abstract» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在抽象
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en abstracto
570 millions of speakers

English

in the abstract
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सार में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بصورة مجردة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

в абстрактный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

em abstrato
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তার মধ্যে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dans l´abstrait
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

dalam itu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

in der Zusammenfassung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

理論上は
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

추상
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing kono
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trong trừu tượng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

त्या मध्ये
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şöyle
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

in astratto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wabstrakcyjne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

в абстрактний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în abstract
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αφηρημένα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

in die abstrakte
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

abstrakt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

i det abstrakte
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IN THE ABSTRACT»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IN THE ABSTRACT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about in the abstract

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10 QUOTES WITH «IN THE ABSTRACT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word in the abstract.
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Giorgio Armani
It is difficult to talk about fashion in the abstract, without a human body before my eyes, without drawings, without a choice of fabric - without a practical or visual reality.
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Nicolas Cage
Good science fiction is intelligent. It asks big questions that are on people's minds. It's not impossible. It has some sort of root in the abstract.
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Rahm Emanuel
We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract, but we seldom take time to thank them individually.
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Epicurus
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
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James G. Frazer
The man of science, like the man of letters, is too apt to view mankind only in the abstract, selecting in his consideration only a single side of our complex and many-sided being.
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John Keats
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
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Willem de Kooning
My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate.
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Wyndham Lewis
If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do, and could, in complete peace and suitably honored, pursue their trade without further trouble.
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Walter Pater
Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it.
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Eugene H. Peterson
The role of the pastor is to embody the gospel. And of course to get it embodied, which you can only do with individuals, not in the abstract.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IN THE ABSTRACT»

Discover the use of in the abstract in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to in the abstract and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Paradox and Paraconsistency: Conflict Resolution in the ...
This book makes an important contribution to such areas of philosophy as logic, philosophy of language and argumentation theory. It will also be of interest to mathematicians and computer scientists.
John Woods, 2003
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Abstract Expressionists
Discusses the characteristics of the Abstract Expressionism movement which began in the 1950s and presents biographies of thirteen Abstract Expressionist artists.
Rachel Barnes, 2002
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Getting Published in the Life Sciences
In fact, the title and abstract should be intimately intertwined, and it has been suggested that every high-impact word in the title should also appear in the abstract (Lebrun, 2007). As a secondary need, the abstract Getting Published in the Life ...
Richard J. Gladon, William R. Graves, J. Michael Kelly, 2011
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Statistical Abstract of the United States
This year a new appendix, beginning on page 947 has been developed. This appendix identifies tables in the Abstract for which comparable or more detailed State data appear in the forthcoming supplement, State and Metropolitan Area Data ...
‎1986
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Real Estate Principles
The abstract also includes a list of the public records searched, and not searched , in preparing the abstract. The abstract is next sent to an attorney. On the basis of the attorney's knowledge of law and the legal history presented in the abstract, ...
Charles J. Jacobus, 2009
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Advanced Integration Theory
This book gives a general definition of the (abstract) integral, using the Daniell method.
Wolfgang Filter, K. Weber, 1998
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Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the ...
pleading should be in the abstract and other portions of the pleadings sufficient to understand the question urged.” Gerspach v. Barhyte, 17 Colo. App. 490, 68 Pac. 1057. “Parties who desire to urge error on the refusal to admit documents must ...
‎1921
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How to Develop Abstract Thinking in Immigrant
J&io3s;"aSva most miportSHt of all, does weakness in the ability to think in the abstract point to a low level of general intelligence? * Psychologists are unanimous in ascribing paramount importance to the factor of abstract thinking in that ...
Carl Frankenstein
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the State ...
It is not necessary to Include all the pleadings in the abstract, but only such parts of the transcript should be printed as are necessary to enable the court to understand the questions to be discussed: Cox v. Alexander. 30 Or. 438, 443 (46 Pac.
Oregon. Supreme Court, Joseph Gardner Wilson, Thomas Benton Odeneal, 1908
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Challenges of Information Technology Management in the 21st ...
We present in this paper a proposal for developing efficient programs in the abstract data type (ADT) programming framework, keeping the modular structure of programs and without violating the information hiding principle. The proposal ...
Information Resources Management Association. International Conference, Mehdi Khosrowpour, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IN THE ABSTRACT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term in the abstract is used in the context of the following news items.
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Derek Gentile: Surprise, grim humor at alleged terrorist in Adams …
In the abstract, I always knew that no place is really safe any more from people like this. But I think you always believe that your little corner of ... «Berkshire Eagle, Jul 15»
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The Quietus | News | FESTIVAL REPORT: Copenhagen Jazz Festival
... the latter clicking out an organic robo-techno repetition that fluctuats gradually, before ending up deep in the abstract realms. The Per Oddvar ... «The Quietus, Jul 15»
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SN&R's attorney on why K.J.'s shadow email network is a huge …
They wanted you to sign off in the abstract that you would not contest whether or not the records were protected by the attorney-client privilege ... «Sacramento News & Review, Jul 15»
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Hannibal moves to Saturdays, is doomed · What's On Tonight · The …
Let's put it a different way: I don't care nearly as much what each episode of Steven Universe is about in the abstract (though that's certainly a ... «A.V. Club Austin, Jul 15»
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Summer of Bernie Sanders -- and Donald Trump - The Philadelphia …
Democrats succeed “not when they defend government in the abstract,” Grossmann said in a Salon interview, “but when they focus on ... «The Philadelphia Tribune, Jul 15»
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How do you solve a problem like Pete Kozma? - Viva El Birdos
I'm sure it's easier to advocate for this in the abstract than it is to pull together in reality, but we're not talking about acquiring some kind of ... «Viva El Birdos, Jul 15»
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Financial Advisor IQ - Break the Ice With Top Prospects, With Free …
Rather than just telling them that you'll help them, in the abstract, you help them visualize what that help will actually look like. And in my ... «Financial Advisor IQ, Jul 15»
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2015 Capital Fringe Review: 'Niche' - DCMetroTheaterArts
From the very beginning we are invited to take in the abstract and watch its' meaning unfold, a delightful entrance into watching a modern ... «DC Metro Theater Arts, Jul 15»
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Mental health professionals demand cancellation of Israel conference
While psychotherapists instinctively endorse efforts at conflict resolution through interpersonal contact, to promote 'dialogue' in the abstract ... «The Electronic Intifada, Jul 15»
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Who Scored First? Examining the Validity of a Baseball Cliche …
is a pretty ridiculous question in the abstract. Yet it seems paradoxical to emphasize its significance in wins while downplaying it in a loss. «Carroll Daily Times Herald, Jul 15»

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