abstractum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin abstractum neuter of abstractus (drawn away).

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Noun[edit]

abstractum (plural abstracta)

  1. (philosophy, usually in the plural) Something which is abstract or exists abstractly. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]
    • 2008 August 5, Uriah Kriegel, “The dispensability of (merely) intentional objects”, Philosophical Studies, volume 141, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s11098-008-9264-7: 
      There are quite familiar and truly outstanding liabilities—ontological, epistemological, and phenomenological—associated with saying that merely intentional objects are abstracta, or mental concreta, or non-existent non-mental concreta.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 10

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abstractum

  1. nominative neuter singular of abstractus
  2. accusative masculine singular of abstractus
  3. accusative neuter singular of abstractus
  4. vocative neuter singular of abstractus