abstractly

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

abstract +‎ -ly

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

abstractly (comparative more abstractly, superlative most abstractly)

  1. In an abstract state or manner; separately; absolutely, as matter abstractly considered. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 10
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