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Meaning of abstract noun

ab'stract noun'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Gram. Gram.
  1. a noun denoting something immaterial and abstract, as rest, dread, or transportation.
  2. a noun formed with a suffix that imparts such a meaning, as kindness. Cf. concrete noun.
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