Meaning of abstractedness in English:


Pronunciation /əbˈstraktɪdnɪs/


  • 1Separation; apartness, isolation. Chiefly with from.

  • 2 rare, historical A state of seclusion or withdrawal from worldly or sensual things; contemplation of or concentration on the spiritual. Frequently with from.

  • 3The quality of existing or being presented in abstract form, rather than with reference to concrete details or particular instances.

  • 4Lack of awareness of or concentration on what is happening around one; absence of mind.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Corbet (1582–1635), bishop of Oxford and of Norwich, and poet. From abstracted + -ness.