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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

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute.
Dalai Lama

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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
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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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