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Absolute meaning

absolute - 11 dictionary results

  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. 2. Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless; as, absolute perfection; absolute beauty.
  3. 3. Loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self- existent; self- sufficing.
  4. 4. Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non- relative.
  5. 5. Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.
  6. 6. Authoritative; peremptory.
  7. 7. Pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol.
  8. 8. Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence in government; as, the case absolute. See Ablative absolute, under Ablative.
  9. 9. In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Unlimited; arbitrary.

absolute - examples of usage

  1. He describes, then, how the search of the evolutionist for the absolute is outside of man.
  2. There was no room for any doubt; the thing was described as an absolute certainty. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. It was so absolute. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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