abstractive
adjective see abstraction

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  • Abstractive — Ab*strac tive, a. [Cf. F. abstractif.] Having the power of abstracting; of an abstracting nature. The abstractive faculty. I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abstractive — [ab strak′tiv] adj. 1. that abstracts or can abstract 2. of or having to do with abstraction abstractively adv …   English World dictionary

  • abstractive — adjective of an abstracting nature or having the power of abstracting (Freq. 1) abstractive analysis • Similar to: ↑theoretical, ↑theoretic • Derivationally related forms: ↑abstract …   Useful english dictionary

  • abstractive — abstractively, adv. abstractiveness, n. /ab strak tiv/, adj. 1. having the power of abstracting. 2. pertaining to an abstract or summary. [1480 90; < ML abstractivus. See ABSTRACT, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • abstractive — adjective Having the power of abstracting; of an abstracting nature …   Wiktionary

  • abstractive — É™b stræktɪv adj. withdrawing; having the ability to abstract; summarizing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abstractive — ab·strac·tive …   English syllables

  • abstractif — abstractif, ive [ apstraktif, iv ] adj. • 1747; « abstrait » 1510; lat. abstractivus ♦ Qui abstrait, sert à former des idées abstraites. « Il n avait sûrement pas assez de culture historique, ou de subtilité intellectuelle, ou de finesse… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Automatic summarization — is the creation of a shortened version of a text by a computer program. The product of this procedure still contains the most important points of the original text. The phenomenon of information overload has meant that access to coherent and… …   Wikipedia

  • abstractivement — ⇒ABSTRACTIVEMENT, adv. 1. LOG. D une manière abstractive. Cf. abstractif : • 1. Il a considéré abstractivement cette qualité. LITTRÉ. 2. Lang. cour. Abstractivement de. Abstraction faite, en ne tenant pas compte de. (LITTRÉ Suppl. 1877). Rem. 1.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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