11 Facts About Abstraction


Abstraction in its main sense is a conceptual process wherein general rules and concepts are derived from the usage and classification of specific examples, literal signifiers, first principles, or other methods.

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Abstraction in its secondary use is a material process, discussed in the themes below.

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Abstraction involves induction of ideas or the synthesis of particular facts into one general theory about something.

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Abstraction can be illustrated by Francis Bacon's Novum Organum, a book of modern scientific philosophy written in the late Jacobean era of England to encourage modern thinkers to collect specific facts before making any generalizations.

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Abstraction deduced or specified from a general idea, "everything is water, " to the specific forms of water such as ice, snow, fog, and rivers.

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Abstraction uses a strategy of simplification, wherein formerly concrete details are left ambiguous, vague, or undefined; thus effective communication about things in the abstract requires an intuitive or common experience between the communicator and the communication recipient.

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Abstraction allows program designers to separate a framework from specific instances which implement details.

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Abstraction arises in the relation between syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

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Abstraction operates in one of these functions when it excludes the simultaneous influence of the other functions and other irrelevancies, such as emotion.

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Abstraction requires selective use of this structural split of abilities in the psyche.

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Abstraction is one of Jung's 57 definitions in Chapter XI of Psychological Types.

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