abstractly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abstract +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abstractly (comparative more abstractly, superlative most abstractly)

  1. In an abstract way or manner
    • 1919, Daisy Ashford, chapter 5, in The Young Visiters:
      Bernard Clark and Ethel were seated side by side on a costly sofa gazing abstractly at the parting guest.
  2. separately; absolutely [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
    matter abstractly considered

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “abstractly” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 10.