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Abstractive  adj.  Having the power of abstracting; of an abstracting nature. "The abstractive faculty."

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... and sordid, and perishable, and dead they are,—all this it is the part of the intellectual faculty to observe. To observe too who these are whose opinions and voices give reputation; what death is, and the fact that, if a man looks at it in itself, and by the abstractive power of reflection resolves into their parts all the things which present themselves to the imagination in it, he will then consider it to be nothing else than an operation of nature; and if any one is afraid of an operation of nature, he is a child. This, however, is not only an operation ...
— The Thoughts Of The Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus • Marcus Aurelius

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