Abstract

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Definition: Abstract




Full Definition of Abstract


To take or withdraw from; as, to abstract the funds of a bank. To remove or separate. To summarize or abridge.

An abstract comprises—or concentrates in itself—the essential qualities of a larger thing—or of several things—in a short, abbreviated form. It differs from a transcript, which is a verbatim copy of the thing itself and is more comprehensive.


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Abstract. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. https://payrollheaven.com/define/abstract/ (accessed: October 15, 2021).
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Abstract. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved October 15, 2021, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/abstract/

Definition Sources


Definitions for Abstract are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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