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1 The act or process of formulating a general concept by identifying common features (1) from specific instances or examples, or a concept formed in this way.

2 A state of absent-mindedness or preoccupation.

3 In general, the act of withdrawing or removing something. [From Latin abstractus drawn off, from ab away from + trahere, tractum to draw + -ion indicating an action, process, or state]

Subjects: Psychology.

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