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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.
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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