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as defined in OS X Glossary
"Abstraction": (1) The process of separating the interface to some functionality from the underlying implementation in such a way that the implementation can be changed without changing the way that piece of code is used. (2) The API (interface) for some piece of functionality that has been separated in this way.
  1. The part of precipitation that does not become direct runoff.

  2. The draining of water from a stream into another stream having a more rapid corroding action.

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Abstraction has been defined 2 different ways in documents like OS X Glossary, Glossary of Meteorological Terms.

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