from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To separate or divide in thought; consider individually.
- intransitive v. To withdraw one's attention.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cut off, detach or separate something
- v. To think about multiple things individually
- v. To stop thinking about something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cut off; to abstract.
- transitive v. To consider by a separate act of attention or analysis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To separate from other facts or ideas for special consideration; strip of extrinsic adjuncts, especially in conception.
- To withdraw the attention: usually with from.
Genuine progress, as the Church’s social teaching insists, must be integral and humane; it cannot prescind from the truth about human beings and must always be directed to their authentic good.
You choose what you want to explain, and prescind out the parts of the complexity that don't immediately effect what you study.
This presents us with choices that cannot be postponed concerning nothing less than the destiny of man, who, moreover, cannot prescind from his nature.
Defining it like that allows me to prescind from concerns about whether Jesus' predictions came true or ever will.
A serious commitment to evangelization cannot prescind from a profound diagnosis of the real challenges the Gospel encounters in contemporary American culture.
They prescind, or abstract, not only from those qualities physics and mathematics abstract from, but also leave out of consideration the determination of quantity.
That a thing should be really perceived by my senses, and at the same time not really exist, is to me a plain contradiction; since I cannot prescind or abstract, even in thought, the existence of a sensible thing from its being perceived.
If we prescind from all these matters and proceed responsibly (remembering to pay attention to the law of dwindling probabilities), what we come up with is likely to be pretty slender.
There are tremendously significant issues, and this doesn't prescind from making a judgment on people's personalities.
Even if we prescind altogether from the evidence considered above, this theory appears devoid of intrinsic probability.