Translation of abstraction in Spanish:


idea abstracta, n.

Pronunciation /æbˈstrækʃ(ə)n/ /əbˈstrakʃ(ə)n/

See Spanish definition of abstracción


  • 1

    • 1.1(general concept)

      idea abstracta feminine
      abstracción feminine
      to talk in abstractions hablar en términos abstractos
      • That surprising, sinking, excited feeling may be the essence of thought as felt experience, rather than as bare abstraction.
      • Here the secret of American hegemony has lain rather in formulaic abstraction, the basis for the fortune of Hollywood.
      • But it is still very uncomfortable when the discourse moves beyond rather bare abstraction.
      • That would require either a lot of power, or a strong connection to the high level archetypical abstraction of the idea on a broad cultural level.
      • At that level of abstraction, the idea, though expressed in the design, would not have represented sufficient of the author's skill and labour as to attract copyright protection.
      • Certainly the idea of number became more and more abstract and this abstraction then makes possible the consideration of zero and negative numbers which do not arise as properties of collections of objects.
      • Indeed, one might argue that the languages of music and of dance share a degree of abstraction somewhat compromised by the incursion of word and plot.
      • To do this entails a degree of abstraction in the course of which patternings emerge, patternings of repetition and difference.
      • In all these cases the process has been one of simplification; of generalisation; and, to some degree, of abstraction.
      • Similarities across actually encountered expressions allow the extraction of schemas of varying degrees of abstraction.
      • The question is one which is much affected by the degree of abstraction with which it is posed.
      • For a start, the level of abstraction in the argument masks some assumptions that I don't think hold - here's why.
      • At this point, neorealism returns full circle to neoclassical abstraction and its generalizing quality.
      • He can flit from populist argument to high brow abstraction and then back into quango-speak and then consultancy jargon with amazing felicity.
      • It is the perspective of abstract ideality that, just because of its abstraction, is morally justified.
      • ‘Through abstraction I aspire towards the infinite rather than the specific,’ she observes.
      • That said, my ambition was and still is to bring nuclear weapons out of the realm of abstraction and present them as a concrete subject rather than a theoretical policy issue.
      • Rather than address these questions from the realm of critical abstraction, however, Brown, like Bishop, addresses them from one of particulars.
      • This may turn into a hypothetical ‘poetics’ of the religious visual image but at least it would be rooted in reality rather than in a realm of abstraction.
      • That exercise provides no support at all for the idea that Heather is incapable of handling abstraction.

    • 1.2(act)

      abstracción feminine
      • This project includes the provision of a new source for the abstraction of water from the River Mahon, at the tidal divide near Ballylaneen.
      • On the Thames these days, with increased water abstraction, the river tends to go quickly from a flood to a no-flow situation.
      • Drainage and water abstraction already damage wetlands - peat deposits with all that they can tell us about past environments.
      • That was a case which involved the Water Resources Act 1963, which prohibited abstraction of water from a river without a licence from the Water Authority.
      • Water supply in drainage basins is provided either by direct abstraction from rivers or by impoundment, which requires the construction of reservoirs.
      • The aim is to increase the awareness of the existing legislative and regulatory framework in relation to water abstraction, production limitations and effluent discharges.
      • At last week's meeting, the councillors raised their own issues or concerns about the water abstraction, which is proposed for the northern, upstream side of Athy.
      • I have watched the river Wharfe and I am concerned about the number of houses going up in the area and the increased abstraction of water.
      • The new survey data will help United Utilities to monitor water abstraction more accurately than ever before.
      • Bad farming practices, soil erosion, water abstraction and the building of dam walls which prevent its upstream spawning migration are just some of the threats it faces.
      • In this case, this involved costing restrictions on water abstraction and hydroelectric power station operation in order to maintain minimum in-stream flows.
      • Flow rates have been reduced due to greater water abstraction.
      • Water abstraction, agricultural runoff, climate change, and pollution from sewage treatment plants have all been blamed.
      • No doubt reduced flows, due to water abstraction, increased clarity and apparent reduction in numbers of smaller species have all played a part in this increase in bream sizes.
      • In its submission, the IWAI said the EIS statement showed the abstraction would impact on water levels and considerably affect navigation in average summers.
      • River keeper John Hounslow said abstraction of millions of litres of water a day from the river at Axford by Thames Water combined with record dry spells had already reduced the river to worrying levels.
      • Mr Lidington said many water users were already struggling to pay their bills and warned that the Bill's proposals on abstraction could push them even higher.
      • Strengths of our review were that each chart was reviewed independently at least twice for data abstraction, which limits the chance that data present were missed.

  • 2

    (of person)
    in a moment of abstraction en un momento de distracción
    • she sat there with a look of abstraction estaba allí sentada con expresión abstraída
    • She seems quiet and reserved, carefully fingering the showy flowers with a wistful air of abstraction, lost in her own thoughts.
    • The Prince Bishop of Redmond toddled to his seat before the Joint Economic Committee with an air of abstraction and settled himself gently, only to discover that his two Evangelists had no place at the table.
    • The solicitor listened with an air of glassy-eyed abstraction.
  • 3

    (of fluid)
    extracción feminine