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EtymologyEdit

abstract +‎ -ness.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈstɹæk.nəs/, /æbˈstɹækt.nəs/

NounEdit

abstractness (countable and uncountable, plural abstractnesses)

  1. The quality of being abstract. [First attested in the late 16th century.][1]
    • (Can we date this quote?), John Locke, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      The abstractness of the ideas.

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  1. ^ “abstractness” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 10.