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psychological feature


a feature of the mental life of a living organism


noun (persons, places, or things)


psychological features

Type of:

abstraction » entity

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references


Abstract and concrete | abstracta | abstractum | abstract object

In philosophy, an important distinction is whether an object is considered abstract or concrete. Abstract objects are sometimes called abstracta and concrete objects are sometimes called concreta. An abstract object is an object which does not exist at... (38 of 1095 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Abstract and concrete

Collins Dictionary:

abstraction | preoccupation [synonym, sense-specific] | abstractive [adjective, derived]

absence of mind; preoccupation | the process of formulating generalized ideas or concepts by extracting common qualities from specific examples | an ... (20 of 522 words, 6 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)



abstraction | abstractions [plural] | specialization [antonym, sense-specific] | concretization [antonym, sense-specific] | withdrawal [synonym, sense-specific] | purloining [synonym, sense-specific]

The act of abstracting, separating, withdrawing, or taking away; withdrawal; the state of being taken away. (euphemistic) The taking surreptitiously for one's own use part of the property of another; purloining. | [engineering] Removal of water from a ... (37 of 359 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

abstraction [cognitive process]

the cognitive process of isolating, or "abstracting," a common feature or relationship observed in a number of things, or the product of such a ... (24 of 268 words)


Oxford Dictionary:


the quality of dealing with ideas rather than events | something which exists only as an idea | freedom from representational qualities in art | an ... (23 of 166 words, 7 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)



abstraction | abstractionism [synonym, sense-specific] | idea [synonym, sense-specific] | cogitation [synonym, sense-specific] | concept [synonym, sense-specific] | conception [synonym, sense-specific] | image [synonym, sense-specific] | impression [synonym, sense-specific] | intellection [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the act or process of abstracting; the state of being abstracted ; an abstract idea or term | absence of mind or preoccupation | abstract quality or ... (25 of 158 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)


Random House Dictionary:


an abstract or general idea or term. | the act of considering something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities, ... (22 of 101 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:


an abstracting or being abstracted; removal | formation of an idea, as of the qualities or properties of a thing, by mental separation from particular ... (24 of 76 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

abstraction | abstractions [plural]

[countable/uncountable] an idea or way of thinking that is not related to real situations or practical experiences | [uncountable, formal] an ... (20 of 59 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

abstraction | abstractional [adjective, related] | abstractive [adjective, related]

The act of abstracting or the state of having been abstracted. | An abstract concept, idea, or term. | An abstract quality. | Preoccupation; ... (21 of 34 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

abstraction [formal]

when a subject is very general and not based on real situations (12 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

abstraction | abstractions [plural]

a generalized idea or theory developed from concrete examples of events | the formation of general ideas or concepts from concrete examples | a state ... (23 of 116 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

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