Difference between Abstract and Nonrepresentational

What is the difference between Abstract and Nonrepresentational?

Abstract as an adjective is extracted. while Nonrepresentational as an adjective is that does not represent a physical object realistically


Part of speech: noun

Definition: An abridgement or summary. Something that concentrates in itself the qualities of something else. An abstraction; an abstract term. An abstract work of art. That which is abstract. A powdered solid extract of a vegetable substance mixed with sugar of milk in such proportion that one part of the abstract represents two parts of the original substance.

Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Extracted. Considered apart from any application to a particular object; removed from; apart from; separate; abstracted. Absent in mind. Apart from practice or reality; not concrete; ideal; vague; theoretical; impersonal. Difficult to understand; abstruse. Free from representational qualities. General (as opposed to particular). Of a class in object-oriented programming, being a partial basis for subclasses rather than a complete template for objects.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To separate; to remove; to take away. To withdraw. (euphemistic) To steal; to take away; to remove without permission. To create artistic abstractions of. To summarize; to abridge; to epitomize. To consider abstractly; to contemplate separately or by itself. To draw off (interest or attention). To extract by means of distillation. To withdraw oneself; to retire. To perform the process of abstraction. To produce an abstraction, usually by refactoring existing code. Generally used with "out".

Example sentence: I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist; or I'd draw a big ram's head, really messy. I'd never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect Spiderman.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: That does not represent a physical object realistically

We hope you now know whether to use Abstract or Nonrepresentational in your sentence.

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