Definition: Abstraction is the reasoning or thought process by which ideas, concepts or terms are considered apart from their concrete, real, literal, or specific instances or manifestations.
It is typical for A, that less important characteristics or properties of something are left out or are removed from consideration in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics, enabling further analysis.
An A is also the result of such a derivation and simplification process.
Also called reduction.


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