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Definition of Absolute


  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.
  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.
  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. Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.
  7. Authoritative; peremptory.
  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.
  10. In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity.

Absolute Quotations

Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.
Charles Stanley

It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
Nikola Tesla

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. - Lord Acton
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Lord Acton

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Horror is the future. And you cannot be afraid. You must push everything to the absolute limit, or else life will be boring. People will be boring. Horror is like a serpent: always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can't be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious.
Dario Argento
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Absolute Translations

absolute in Dutch is absoluut, onvermengd
absolute in French is ineluctable, absolu, complet
absolute in German is absolut, absolut, unbedingt
absolute in Italian is intero, assolutamente
absolute in Portuguese is absoluto
absolute in Spanish is cabal, absoluto, completo, absolut
absolute in Swedish is absolut
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