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Definition of the adjective absolute

What does absolute mean as an attribute of a noun?

Absolute is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more absolute / absoluter | most absolute / absolutest

  1. perfect or complete or pure
  2. complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
  3. not limited by law
    • example: an absolute monarch
    • similar: arbitrary
  4. expressing finality with no implication of possible change
  5. not capable of being violated or infringed

Alternative definition of the adjective absolute

adjective

  1. Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or command.
  2. Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless.
  3. Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; — opposed to relative and [compar]; as, absolute motion; absolute time or space.
  4. Loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self-existent; self-sufficing.
  5. Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non-relative.
  6. [rare] Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.
  7. [rare] Authoritative; peremptory.
  8. [chemistry] Pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol.
  9. [grammar] Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence in government; as, the case absolute. (See ablative absolute.)

Definition of the noun absolute

What does absolute mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: absolutes

  1. 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
    • example: no mortal being can influence the absolute
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: abstract / abstraction = a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

Alternative definition of the noun absolute

noun

  1. That which is independent of context-dependent interpretation, inviolate, fundamental.
  2. [geometry] In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity.

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Phrases with Absolute

Phrases starting with the word Absolute:

  1. Absolute Mean
  2. Absolute Time
  3. absolute zero
  4. Absolute Error
  5. absolute pitch
  6. Absolute Power
  7. absolute scale
  8. absolute space
  9. absolute value
  10. Absolute address
  11. absolute alcohol
  12. absolute ceiling
  13. Absolute Drought
  14. Absolute Humidity
  15. absolute majority
  16. Absolute monarchy

Phrases ending with the word Absolute:

  1. bar absolute
  2. Decree Absolute
  3. Degree Absolute
  4. ablative absolute

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Absolute

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Google previewThe practical English grammar (1864)

Annotations — ' Every adjective refers to some noun or its equivalent, expressed or understood The adjective absolute is an adjective with the definite article prefixed and having its noun understood ; as, "The rich," "The poor," "The Sublime ...

Google previewLessons in Logic (1889)

by William Stanley Jevons

The adjective absolute means whatever is "loosed from connection with anything else"; (Latin ab, from, and solutus, loosed); whereas relative means that which is carried in thought, at least, into connection with something else. Hence a relative ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of The Global Economy A Guide For Students And Researchers (2006)

by David E. O connor

An absolute advantage exists when a nation or other economic region is able to produce a good or service more efficiently than a second nation or region. Adam Smith, who penned An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of ...

Google previewDictionary of Financial Risk Management (1999)

by Gary L. Gastineau, Mark P. Kritzman

Absolute Call Privilege: The right of an issuer to redeem a bond at any time without any preconditions. Absolute Market Risk: See Market Risk. Absolute Priority Rule (APR): A provision of many bankruptcy systems that senior creditors are fully ...

Google previewLexicon of Trust & Foundation Practice (2016)

by John Goldsworth

Absolute: Complete and unconditional; used legally to convey that an act or event is complete and not subject to any LIMITATION or prior INTEREST. For example, an absolute fee simple is a fee simple that is unlimited and in English ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Absolute sampling methods attempt to provide an estimate of density from a specific and quantifiable fraction of the habitat in which the arthropod lives. Generally, these counts have the unit of numbers per square meter or some other unit of ...

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

absolute 1. Pertaining to ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin H. Weik

absolute machine code 3 absolute error. 1. The algebraic difference obtained when a true, specified, or theoretically correct or calculated value is subtracted from an actually observed or measured value, usually expressed in the same units as ...

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Quotes about Absolute

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure? (Harry Shearer)
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1O1L1U1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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