"Abstract nonsense" is a nonderogatory term that is commonly used by mathematicians when skipping over parts of an argument that can be proven through a commonly used long and theoretical argument with which readers are expected to be familiar. The usual usage is something like, "...from which the result can be shown through abstract nonsense."

# Abstract Nonsense

*This entry contributed by Wiktor
K. Macura*

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