abstractly

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English abstractly; equivalent to abstract +‎ -ly

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈstɹækt.li/
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AdverbEdit

abstractly (comparative more abstractly, superlative most abstractly)

  1. In an abstract way or manner
    • 1919, Daisy Ashford, chapter 5, in The Young Visiters:
      Bernard Clark and Ethel were seated side by side on a costly sofa gazing abstractly at the parting guest.
  2. separately; absolutely [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
    matter abstractly considered

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002) , “abstractly”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 10

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From abstract +‎ -ly.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /abˈstraktliː/, /abˈstraktliːtʃ(ə)/

AdverbEdit

abstractly

  1. (rare) reclusively; while practising a monastic lifestyle.
  2. (rare) totally, completely.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: abstractly
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