v.abstract; form a general idea from particular instances
We should draw correct conclusions from objective facts.
All concrete concepts are abstracted from the basis of the essential attributes of things.
People abstracted the concept of green from all green objects.
adj.abstract; not applicable or practical
When tackling an issue, we should not start off with abstract definitions.
Don't speak in such abstract terms.
Language, in the abstract, is our facility to talk to each other.