Use the adjective abstract for something that is not a material object or is general and not based on specific examples.
Abstract is from a Latin word meaning “pulled away, detached,” and the basic idea is of something detached from physical, or concrete, reality. It is frequently used of ideas, meaning that they don’t have a clear applicability to real life, and of art, meaning that it doesn’t pictorially represent reality. It is also used as a noun, especially in the phrase “in the abstract” (a joke has a person laying down a new sidewalk saying “I like little boys in the abstract, but not in the concrete”), and as a verb (accented on the second syllable), meaning “to remove.”
Basically it can be used sarcastically as another way of saying your art piece sucks..
Jeff: (extreme smile) DUDE CHECK THIS OUT
Sarah: (nods) Nice Jeff, that’s very..um..abstract.
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The term abstract is subject to different meanings, but in a legal sense, it refers to an abbreviated history of an official record. It is often used in the context of an abstract of a land title. Such an abstract will set forth all important actions which are relevant to the title, such as filings of liens and encumbrances, any and all conveyances, transfers, and assignments, and other facts relevant to the claimant’s title. An abstract of title will also note the status of liens and encumbrances, showing whether they have been released or not.
Another type of abstract commonly referred to is an abstract of record. An abstract of record will set forth all proceedings in a case in order for an appellate court to review the history of the trial court actions and determine whether the issues presented for review on appeal were properly preserved in the lower court.
A class that is not abstract is concrete. Unlike abstract classes, concrete classes can have instances stored in the database. A selection on the Class rule form determines whether a new class is abstract or concrete.
An abstract class is a rule (an instance of the Rule-Obj-Class class) created to support the definition of rules, including other classes. Such rules can be inherited by subclasses of the abstract class. Rules with a class as a key part (such as properties, activities, flows, models, and so on) can apply to an abstract class.