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Abstraction is a term widely used in computer science to represent a number of related concepts. Most commonly this is:

  • The mechanism and practice of reducing and factoring out details so that one can focus on a few concepts at a time.


  • Something (be it a class, component, idea) that is not related to a concrete instance.
  • A simplification of something more complicated to hide unnecessary information.
  • The process of considering something independently of its associations, attributes, or concrete accompaniments.

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