Could somebody explain to me what an abstract activity is? I have looked in several dictionaries but it is not clear. I mean in a general sense, nothing to do with computer science! Is it something like a separate activity, not connected to another?

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    Can you give any context? I have never heard the phrase before. – Patrick Stevens Mar 3 at 16:10
  • There no special meaning in general. It is an activity that is abstract. Perhaps in a particular context this question could be answered fully, but as it stands it is unclear. – James K Mar 3 at 21:41

Abstract is from a Latin word meaning "pulled away, detached," and the basic idea is of something detached from physical, or concrete, reality. It is frequently used of ideas, meaning that they don't have a clear applicability to real life, and of art, meaning that it doesn't pictorially represent reality. It is also used as a noun, especially in the phrase "in the abstract" , and as a verb (accented on the second syllable), meaning "to remove."

So if I understand well:

Counting from 1 to 10 in your head

is an exemple of abstract activity.


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