Abstract of title
Abstract Ab"stract`, n. [See {Abstract}, a.] 1. That which comprises or concentrates in itself the essential qualities of a larger thing or of several things. Specifically: A summary or an epitome, as of a treatise or book, or of a statement; a brief. [1913 Webster]

An abstract of every treatise he had read. --Watts. [1913 Webster]

Man, the abstract Of all perfection, which the workmanship Of Heaven hath modeled. --Ford. [1913 Webster]

2. A state of separation from other things; as, to consider a subject in the abstract, or apart from other associated things. [1913 Webster]

3. An abstract term. [1913 Webster]

The concretes ``father'' and ``son'' have, or might have, the abstracts ``paternity'' and ``filiety.'' --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]

4. (Med.) A powdered solid extract of a vegetable substance mixed with sugar of milk in such proportion that one part of the abstract represents two parts of the original substance. [1913 Webster]

{Abstract of title} (Law), an epitome of the evidences of ownership. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Abridgment; compendium; epitome; synopsis. See {Abridgment}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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