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ˈæb səˌlut, ˌæb səˈlutab·so·lute

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absolute(adj)

    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"

  2. absolute(adj)

    perfect or complete or pure

    "absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol"

  3. absolute, downright, out-and-out(a), rank(a), right-down, sheer(a)(adj)

    complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

    "absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit"; "a downright lie"; "out-and-out mayhem"; "an out-and-out lie"; "a rank outsider"; "many right-down vices"; "got the job through sheer persistence"; "sheer stupidity"

  4. absolute(adj)

    not limited by law

    "an absolute monarch"

  5. absolute(adj)

    expressing finality with no implication of possible change

    "an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority"

  6. absolute, infrangible, inviolable(adj)

    not capable of being violated or infringed

    "infrangible human rights"

Wiktionary

  1. absolute(Noun)

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

    Philosophers differ in how they treat their Absolutes

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  2. absolute(Noun)

    That which is not dependent on anything else.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  3. absolute(Noun)

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

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  4. absolute(Noun)

    A realm which exists without reference to anything else; that which can be imagined purely by itself; absolute ego.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  5. absolute(Noun)

    The unity of spirit and nature;

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  6. absolute(Noun)

    The whole of reality; the totality to which everyhting is reduced.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  7. absolute(Noun)

    Concentrated natural flower oil, used for perfumes.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  8. absolute(Adjective)

    Absolved; free.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  9. absolute(Adjective)

    Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  10. absolute(Adjective)

    Outright; unmitigated; pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol.

    When caught, he told an absolute lie.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  11. absolute(Adjective)

    free from restraint and control by either government or authoritative agent as;

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  12. absolute(Adjective)

    Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence; as

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  13. absolute(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  14. absolute(Adjective)

    Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  15. absolute(Adjective)

    Authoritative; peremptory; allowing no contradiction; positive; unquestionable.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  16. absolute(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.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  17. absolute(Adjective)

    Complete; unconditional; final; without encumbrances.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  18. absolute(Adjective)

    Total.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  19. absolute(Adjective)

    Direct, as in a democracy.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  20. absolute(Adjective)

    Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; u2014 opposed to relative and ; as, absolute motion; absolute time or space.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  21. absolute(Adjective)

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

    Note: 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.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  22. absolute(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  23. absolute(Adjective)

    Utilizing the body to express ideas, independent of music and costumes.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  24. Absolute(Noun)

    the ultimate basis of reality.

    Philosophers differ in how they treat their Absolutes

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

  25. Absolute(Noun)

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

    Etymology: * First attested around 1380.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absolute(adj)

    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. Absolute(adj)

    complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless; as, absolute perfection; absolute beauty

  3. Absolute(adj)

    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

  4. Absolute(adj)

    loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self-existent; self-sufficing

  5. Absolute(adj)

    capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non-relative

  6. Absolute(adj)

    positive; clear; certain; not doubtful

  7. Absolute(adj)

    authoritative; peremptory

  8. Absolute(adj)

    pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol

  9. Absolute(adj)

    not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence in government; as, the case absolute. See Ablative absolute, under Ablative

  10. Absolute(noun)

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

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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Absolute

    ab′sol-ūt, adj. free from limits or conditions: complete: unlimited: free from mixture: considered without reference to other things: unconditioned, unalterable: unrestricted by constitutional checks (said of a government): (gram.) not immediately dependent: (phil.) existing in and by itself without necessary relation to any other being: capable of being conceived of as unconditioned. In the sense of being finished, perfect, it may be considered as opposed to the Infinite; but, in the sense of being freed from restriction or condition, it is evident the Infinite itself must be absolute. Opposite schools differ on the question whether the Absolute can be known under conditions of consciousness.—adv. Ab′solutely, separately: unconditionally: positively: completely.—ns. Ab′soluteness; Absolū′tion, release from punishment: acquittal: remission of sins declared officially by a priest, or the formula by which such is expressed; Ab′solutism, government where the ruler is without restriction; Ab′solutist, a supporter of absolute government.—adjs. Absol′utory, Absolv′atory.—The Absolute, that which is absolute, self-existent, uncaused. [L. absolutus, pa.p. of absolvĕre. See Absolve.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Absolute

    adj. In quantities it may be defined as referring to fixed units of quantity, and it is opposed to "relative," which merely refers to the relation of several things to each other. Thus the relative resistance of one wire may be n times that of another; its absolute resistance might be 5 ohms, when the absolute resistance of the second wire would be 5 ohms. A galvanometer gives absolute readings if it is graduated to read directly amperes or volts; if not so graduated, it may by "calibration" q. v. be made to do practically the same thing.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. absolute

    Anything free from conditions.--Absolute equations, the sum of the optic and eccentric equation, or the anomalies arising from a planet's not being equally distant from the earth at all times, and its motion not being uniform.--Absolute gravity is the whole force with which a body tends downwards.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'absolute' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3066

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'absolute' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2066

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'absolute' in Adjectives Frequency: #395

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of absolute in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of absolute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of absolute in a Sentence

  1. Leo Tolstoy:

    A Frenchman is self-assured because he regards himself personally both in mind and body as irresistibly attractive to men and women. An Englishman is self-assured as being a citizen of the best-organized state in the world and therefore, as an Englishman, always knows what he should do and knows that all he does as an Englishman is undoubtedly correct. An Italian is self-assured because he is excitable and easily forgets himself and other people. A Russian is self-assured just because he knows nothing and does not want to know anything, since he does not believe that anything can be known. The German's self-assurance is worst of all, stronger and more repulsive than any other, because he imagines that he knows the truth -- science -- which he himself has invented but which is for him the absolute truth.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I never heard of this guy, who is he ? Who is he ? phil Bredesen's an absolute, total tool of Chuck Schumer -- of Chuck Schumer. Phil Bredesen's a tool of Chuck Schumer and of course the MS-13 lover Nancy Pelosi.

  3. Chief Olsen:

    There comes a point where it's very possible, although we'll do our absolute best and risk our all to try to get to Chief Olsen, there may be instances where it's just not possible for us to do that.

  4. Read MoreThree years:

    The bill is an absolute betrayal of what Trump represented on the campaign trail, i feel betrayed.

  5. Tom Witt:

    It's an outrage — an absolute outrage, i can conceive of no justifiable reason for doing this.

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  • مطلقArabic
  • абсалю́тныBelarusian
  • чист, без примес, самовластен, пълен, абсолютен, безусловен, неограниченBulgarian
  • absolutCatalan, Valencian
  • čistý, jistý, absolutníCzech
  • absolutGerman
  • απόλυτοςGreek
  • completo, absoluto, plenoSpanish
  • täielik, vabaEstonian
  • کامل, غیر مشروطPersian
  • puhdas, ehdottoman, absoluuttinen, rajoittamaton, ehdoton, varma, riippumaton, täydellinenFinnish
  • absoluFrench
  • lethoireach, iomlan, ceannasach, dearbh, cinnteachScottish Gaelic
  • ard-chummaghtagh, ard-phooaralManx
  • assolutoItalian
  • 絶対的, 絶対, 無比, 独立, 自己完結, 揺るぎない, 純粋, 無条件Japanese
  • ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣKannada
  • ڕه‌به‌قKurdish
  • absolutaLatin
  • absolūtsLatvian
  • mutlakMalay
  • volstrekt, absoluut, onvermengd, volkomen, reinDutch
  • absoluttNorwegian
  • absolutny, bezwarunkowy, bezwzględnyPolish
  • absoluto, peremptório, inquestionável, definitivo, certo, irrestrito, ilimitadoPortuguese
  • абсолютный, совершенный, абсолют, обособленныйRussian
  • absolutSwedish
  • mutlak, mükemmel, kesinTurkish
  • цілковитий, абсолютний, необмеженийUkrainian
  • مطلقUrdu
  • tuyệt đốiVietnamese

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