1 [U] ~ of sth (from sth) removing; taking away 除掉; 去掉; 拿走; 提取; 抽取.
2 [C] abstract idea 抽象概念
*lose oneself in abstractions, ie become unrealistic in one's thinking 沉迷在幻想中.
3 [U] absent-mindedness 心不在焉; 走神儿.
a general idea about a type of situation, thing, or person rather than a specific example from real life
He's always talking in abstractions.
when you do not notice what is happening around you because you are thinking carefully about something else
She rocked the baby gently, gazing in abstraction at the flickering fire.
the use of shapes and patterns that do not look like real things