Definition of Absolute

1. Noun. Something that is conceived or that exists independently and not in relation to other things; something that does not depend on anything else and is beyond human control; something that is not relative. "No mortal being can influence the absolute"

Generic synonyms: Abstract, Abstraction



2. Adjective. Perfect or complete or pure. "Absolute alcohol"
Similar to: Direct, Implicit, Unquestioning, Infinite, Living
Derivative terms: Absoluteness
Antonyms: Relative

3. Adjective. Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers. "Sheer stupidity"
Exact synonyms: Downright, Out-and-out, Rank, Right-down, Sheer
Similar to: Complete
Derivative terms: Absoluteness

4. Adjective. Not limited by law. "An absolute monarch"
Similar to: Arbitrary
Derivative terms: Absoluteness

5. Adjective. Expressing finality with no implication of possible change. "An absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority"
Similar to: Unambiguous, Unequivocal, Univocal
Derivative terms: Absoluteness

6. Adjective. Not capable of being violated or infringed. "Infrangible human rights"
Exact synonyms: Infrangible, Inviolable
Similar to: Inalienable, Unalienable
Derivative terms: Absoluteness

Definition of Absolute

1. a. Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or command; absolute power; an absolute monarch.

2. n. In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity.

Definition of Absolute

1. Noun. (philosophy) the ultimate basis of reality. ¹

2. Noun. that which is totally unconditioned, unrestricted, pure, perfect, or complete. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) Absolved; free. ¹

4. Adjective. Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless. ¹

5. Adjective. Outright; unmitigated; pure; unmixed; as, ''absolute'' alcohol. ¹

6. Adjective. free from restraint and control by either government or authoritative agent as; ¹

7. Adjective. (context: grammar) Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence; as ¹

8. Adjective. Free from conditional limitations; operating or existing in full under all circumstances without variation; complete. ¹

9. Adjective. (context: obsolete) Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful. ¹

10. Adjective. (context: rare) Authoritative; peremptory; allowing no contradiction; positive; unquestionable. ¹

11. Adjective. Independent of arbitrary units of measurement; having reference to or derived from the simplest manner from the fundamental units of mass, time, and length; relating to the absolute temperature scale. ¹

12. Adjective. (context: legal) Complete; unconditional; final; without encumbrances. ¹

13. Adjective. Total. ¹

14. Adjective. Direct, as in a democracy. ¹

15. Adjective. Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; — opposed to ''relative'' and ''comparative''. ¹

16. Adjective. Fundamental; intrinsic; ultimate; self-contained and self-sufficient; free from the variability and error natural to human perception and thought. ¹

17. Adjective. Concerned entirely with expressing beauty and feelings, lacking meaningful reference. ¹

18. Adjective. (context: dance) Utilizing the body to express ideas, independent of music and costumes. ¹

19. Noun. That which is independent of context-dependent interpretation, inviolate, fundamental. ¹

20. Noun. That which is not dependent on anything else. ¹

21. Noun. (context: geometry) In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity. ¹

22. Noun. (context: philosophy usually capitalized) A realm which exists without reference to anything else; that which can be imagined purely by itself; absolute ego. ¹

23. Noun. (context: philosophy usually capitalized) The unity of spirit and nature; ¹

24. Noun. (context: philosophy usually capitalized) The whole of reality; the totality to which everyhting is reduced. ¹

25. Noun. Concentrated natural flower oil, used for perfumes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Absolute

1. free from restriction [adj -LUTER, -LUTEST] / something that is absolute [n -S]

Medical Definition of Absolute

1. 1. Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or command; absolute power; an absolute monarch. 2. Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless; as, absolute perfection; absolute beauty. "So absolute she seems, And in herself complete." (Milton) 3. Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; opposed to relative and comparative; as, absolute motion; absolute time or space. Absolute rights and duties are such as pertain to man in a state of nature as contradistinguished from relative rights and duties, or such as pertain to him in his social relations. 4. Loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self-existent; self-sufficing. In this sense God is called the Absolute by the Theist. The term is also applied by the Pantheist to the universe, or the total of all existence, as only capable of relations in its parts to each other and to the whole, and as dependent for its existence and its phenomena on its mutually depending forces and their laws. 5. Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non-relative. It is in dispute among philosopher whether the term, in this sense, is not applied to a mere logical fiction or abstraction, or whether the absolute, as thus defined, can be known, as a reality, by the human intellect. "To Cusa we can indeed articulately trace, word and thing, the recent philosophy of the absolute." (Sir W. Hamilton) 6. Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful. "I am absolute 't was very Cloten." (Shak) 7. Authoritative; peremptory. "The peddler stopped, and tapped her on the head, With absolute forefinger, brown and ringed." (Mrs. Browning) 8. Pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol. 9. Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence in government; as, the case absolute. See Ablative absolute, under Ablative. Absolute curvature, the sum of the optic and eccentric equations. Absolute space, space considered without relation to material limits or objects. Absolute terms. The be ginning, or zero point, in the scale of absolute temperature. It is equivalent to -273 deg centigrade or -459.4 deg Fahrenheit. Synonym: Positive, peremptory, certain, unconditional, unlimited, unrestricted, unqualified, arbitrary, despotic, autocratic. Origin: L. Absolutus, p. P. Of absolvere: cf. F. Absolu. See Absolve. In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Absolute

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Literary usage of Absolute

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1. Pelicotetics, Or, The Science of Quantity: Or, The Science of Quantity. An by Archibald Sandeman (1868)
"Hence all the common measures of whole expressions some of them absolute ... any common measure of / and hk can only be an absolute ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1906)
"Taking the different kinds of judgments, P has 38-%, the "absolute" right, ... The larger portion of the judgments are absolute,ie .those in which verbal ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1910)
"AN APPARATUS FOR absolute ALCOHOL. BY WH WARREN. Received March 12, 1910. Freshly prepared absolute alcohol is more reliable than the artide supplied by ..."

4. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"The absolute, then, is knowable in the way described. It is a harmonious system, not the sum of things; it is the unity in ., , which all things coming ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1833)
"absolute under trust for the use and benefit of A. and in case of her ... The nephew is entitled, not to the absolute property, but for life only; and, ..."

6. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"The production of absolute surplus-value turns exclusively upon the length of the working day; the production of relative surplus-value, revolutionises out ..."

7. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The absolute liver dullness is identical above on the right side with the lower ... Normally, the upper limit of absolute liver dullness is, at the spine, ..."

8. The Contemporary Review (1866)
"when divines and philosophers speak of the absolute nature of God, they mean a nature in which there is no distinction of attributes at all ? ..."

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