The Alternative English Dictionary: abstract nonsense

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Entry definition

abstract nonsense {{wikipedia}} etymology Coined by , popularized by .
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (mathematics, humorous) Details which are straightforward but so tedious that an author or lecturer would rather skip them (especially those of a category theoretical nature).
  2. (mathematics, humorous) Details which involve diagram chasing.
  3. (mathematics, humorous) Category theory in general.
coordinate terms:
  • (skipped details) handwave

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