ALL meanings of absolute

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  • adjective absolute Absolute means total and complete. 3
  • adjective absolute You use absolute to emphasize something that you are saying. 3
  • adjective absolute An absolute ruler has complete power and authority over his or her country. 3
  • adjective absolute Absolute is used to say that something is definite and will not change even if circumstances change. 3
  • adjective absolute An amount that is expressed in absolute terms is expressed as a fixed amount rather than referring to variable factors such as what you earn or the effects of inflation. 3
  • adjective absolute Absolute rules and principles are believed to be true, right, or relevant in all situations. 3
  • countable noun absolute An absolute is a rule or principle that is believed to be true, right, or relevant in all situations. 3
  • adjective absolute complete; perfect 3
  • adjective absolute free from limitations, restrictions, or exceptions; unqualified 3
  • adjective absolute having unlimited authority; despotic 3
  • adjective absolute undoubted; certain 3
  • adjective absolute not dependent on, conditioned by, or relative to anything else; independent 3
  • adjective absolute pure; unmixed 3
  • adjective absolute (of a grammatical construction) syntactically independent of the main clause, as for example the construction Joking apart in the sentence Joking apart, we'd better leave now 3
  • adjective absolute (of a transitive verb) used without a direct object, as the verb intimidate in the sentence His intentions are good, but his rough manner tends to intimidate 3
  • adjective absolute (of an adjective) used as a noun, as for instance young and aged in the sentence The young care little for the aged 3
  • adjective absolute (of a pressure measurement) not relative to atmospheric pressure 3
  • adjective absolute denoting absolute or thermodynamic temperature 3
  • adjective absolute (of a constant) never changing in value 3
  • adjective absolute (of an inequality) unconditional 3
  • adjective absolute (of a term) not containing a variable 3
  • adjective absolute (of a court order or decree) coming into effect immediately and not liable to be modified; final 3
  • adjective absolute (of a title to property, etc) not subject to any encumbrance or condition 3
  • noun absolute something that is absolute 3
  • noun absolute the ultimate basis of reality 3
  • noun absolute that which is totally unconditioned, unrestricted, pure, perfect, or complete 3
  • noun absolute (in the philosophy of Hegel) that towards which all things evolve dialectically 3
  • adjective absolute perfect; complete; whole 3
  • adjective absolute not mixed; pure 3
  • adjective absolute not limited by a constitution, parliament, etc.; unrestricted 3
  • adjective absolute positive; definite 3
  • adjective absolute not doubted; actual; real 3
  • adjective absolute not dependent on, or without reference to, anything else; not relative 3
  • adjective absolute forming part of a sentence, but not in the usual relations of syntax 3
  • adjective absolute used without an explicit object 3
  • adjective absolute used alone, with the noun understood 3
  • adjective absolute without condition or encumbrance 3
  • adjective absolute of the absolute temperature scale 3
  • adjective absolute free from imperfection; complete; perfect: absolute liberty. 1
  • adjective absolute not mixed or adulterated; pure: absolute alcohol. 1
  • adjective absolute complete; outright: an absolute lie; an absolute denial. 1
  • adjective absolute free from restriction or limitation; not limited in any way: absolute command; absolute freedom. 1
  • adjective absolute unrestrained or unlimited by a constitution, counterbalancing group, etc., in the exercise of governmental power, especially when arbitrary or despotic: an absolute monarch. 1
  • adjective absolute viewed independently; not comparative or relative; ultimate; intrinsic: absolute knowledge. 1
  • adjective absolute positive; certain: absolute in opinion; absolute evidence. 1
  • adjective absolute Grammar. relatively independent syntactically. The construction It being Sunday in It being Sunday, the family went to church is an absolute construction. (of a usually transitive verb) used without an object, as the verb give in The charity asked him to give. (of an adjective) having its noun understood, not expressed, as poor in The poor are always with us. characterizing the phonological form of a word or phrase occurring by itself, not influenced by surrounding forms, as not in is not (as opposed to isn't), or will in they will (as opposed to they'll). Compare sandhi. 1
  • adjective absolute Physics. independent of arbitrary standards or of particular properties of substances or systems: absolute humidity. pertaining to a system of units, as the centimeter-gram-second system, based on some primary units, especially units of length, mass, and time. pertaining to a measurement based on an absolute zero or unit: absolute temperature. 1
  • adjective absolute Education. noting or pertaining to the scale of a grading system based on an individual's performance considered as representing his or her knowledge of a given subject regardless of the performance of others in a group: The math department marks on an absolute scale. Compare curve (def 10). 1
  • adjective absolute Climatology. noting or pertaining to the highest or lowest value of a meteorological quantity recorded during a given, usually long, period of time: absolute maximum temperature. 1
  • adjective absolute Mathematics. (of an inequality) indicating that the expression is true for all values of the variable, as x 2 + 1 > 0 for all real numbers x; unconditional. Compare conditional (def 4). 1
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