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Borrowing from Latin abstractum neuter of abstractus (drawn away).

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abstractum (plural abstracta)

  1. (philosophy, usually in the plural) Something which is abstract or exists abstractly. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]
    • 2008 August 5, Uriah Kriegel, “The dispensability of (merely) intentional objects”, in Philosophical Studies, volume 141, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s11098-008-9264-7:
      There are quite familiar and truly outstanding liabilities—ontological, epistemological, and phenomenological—associated with saying that merely intentional objects are abstracta, or mental concreta, or non-existent non-mental concreta.

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  1. ^ “abstractum” 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, page 10.

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