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1Of or relating to both the abstract and the concrete; having both abstract and concrete characteristics.
Fine Art. Designating a form of abstract art which uses only colour and geometric shapes.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Herbert Spencer (1820–1903), philosopher, social theorist, and sociologist. From abstract + concrete.
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