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abstractive

[ab-strak-tiv] /æbˈstræk tɪv/
adjective
1.
having the power of abstracting.
2.
pertaining to an abstract or summary.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Medieval Latin abstractīvus. See abstract, -ive
Related forms
abstractively, adverb
abstractiveness, noun
unabstractive, adjective
unabstractively, adverb
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  • Payne's affective state was within normal limits, and he had normal abstractive thinking and fair judgment and insight.

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