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abstract (something) from

1. To take something without permission. Despite all of the company's security measures, hackers abstracted classified information from the server.
2. To extract key information from a longer document or text. I had to abstract all of the relevant information from that lengthy report and then present it to management.
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abstract something from someone or something

to steal something from someone or something. (Formal.) The officer was found guilty of abstracting a rather large amount of money from the company.
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abstract something from something

to take the important information from a longer document; to extract the essentials or the gist from a piece of complicated writing. Can you abstract a shorter article from this material?
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It would be good to see if these early studies could be replicated with abstracts from electronic journals.
Do recorded abstracts from scientific meetings concur with the research presented?
APHA is now soliciting abstracts from those who are interested in presenting at the Association's 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans.
Usually it is a flat PDF file, and we go through and extract all the abstracts from it.
The abstract library contains abstracts from Transactions published 1960-1993, Die Casting Engineer from 1960-1997 and select research reports.
The service has been launched with over 300 abstracts from three conferences and can be accessed free of charge from the BioMed Central home page (http://www.
A more "linguistic" approach was used by Salager-Meyer (1991), who analyzed a sample of medical abstracts from this perspective, finding almost half to be "poorly structured" (i.
One such study compared abstracts from high-impact medical journals to the corresponding full-text article and found numerous errors and/or omissions [5], which is consistent with more recent studies [12].
Abstracts from the structured abstract set (938,772 records) had an average of about 57 more words than abstracts from the entire MEDLINE set (5,483,473 records).