abstraction   (ab-   or   <<schwa>>b-strak-sh<<schwa>>n),   n.1.   The   mental   process   of

considering  something  without  reference  to  a  concrete  instance  <jurisprudence  is  largely  the

abstraction of many legal particulars>.2. A theoretical idea not applied to any particular instance

<utopia in any form is an abstraction>.3. The summarizing and recording of a legal instrument in

public records <abstraction of the judgment in Tarrant County>.4. The act of taking with the intent

to  injure  or  defraud <the abstraction  of  funds was  made possible by the  forged signature on the

check>. — abstract (ab-strakt), vb. [Blacks Law 8th]