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Hunting for abstractions in mathematics

Abstraction (n.) The act or process of separating in thought, of considering a thing independently of its associations; or a substance independently of its attributes; or an attribute or quality independently of the substance to which it belongs. (Oxford English Dictionary) Abstraction is one of the most powerful beasts in the landscape of programming, but […]

  • March 22, 2010