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    Sth. is abstract of sth.

    Hello,

    I am wondering whether "abstract" can also be used in the following way:
    "Interaction of the modules is abstract of their implementation."
    So "abstract" would be used like "independent" here. Is that possible? Is there a better way to express the meaning of this sentence?

    Thanks and greetings,
    Martin

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    Re: Sth. is abstract of sth.

    No, abstract in English means pulled from, not pulled away from.

    As a noun, it means a short summary.

    As an adjective, it means immaterial and ideal.

    As a verb, it means to consider a property or quality separately from other properties or qualities. For example I can look at a greek oak leaf, and think of its colour only, the very shade of green, independently of the shape or size. I have abstracted the colour from the matter, a mental operation (as described by Wilhelm Dilthey). But it does not mean actually separate.

    Here you really should use 'independently.'


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    Re: Sth. is abstract of sth.

    Thanks, that was a clear answer.

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