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 for Concrete quantity
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Concrete \Con"crete\ (? or ?), a. [L. concretus, p. p. of
     concrescere to grow together; con- + crescere to grow; cf. F.
     concret. See Crescent.]
     1. United in growth; hence, formed by coalition of separate
        particles into one mass; united in a solid form.
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              The first concrete state, or consistent surface, of
              the chaos must be of the same figure as the last
              liquid state.                         --Bp. Burnet.
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     2. (Logic)
        (a) Standing for an object as it exists in nature,
            invested with all its qualities, as distinguished from
            standing for an attribute of an object; -- opposed to
            abstract. Hence:
        (b) Applied to a specific object; special; particular; --
            opposed to general. See Abstract, 3.
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                  Concrete is opposed to abstract. The names of
                  individuals are concrete, those of classes
                  abstract.                         --J. S. Mill.
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                  Concrete terms, while they express the quality,
                  do also express, or imply, or refer to, some
                  subject to which it belongs.      --I. Watts.
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     Concrete number, a number associated with, or applied to, a
        particular object, as three men, five days, etc., as
        distinguished from an abstract number, or one used without
        reference to a particular object.
     Concrete quantity, a physical object or a collection of
        such objects. --Davies & Peck.
     Concrete science, a physical science, one having as its
        subject of knowledge concrete things instead of abstract
     Concrete sound or movement of the voice, one which slides
        continuously up or down, as distinguished from a
        discrete movement, in which the voice leaps at once from
        one line of pitch to another. --Rush.
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