noun. 1. the development of thoughts or notions deriving from specific events. 2. ideas that cannot be discerned from a physical presence or physically touched. 3. in regards to conditioning, exemplifying something due to one facet of it's being- adjective form- abstract

ABSTRACTION: "The abstraction of certain terms or thoughts is a common process, even when not consciously intended by an individual."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ABSTRACTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/abstraction/ (accessed July 27, 2017).