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Definitions of absolute

  1. something that is conceived to be absolute; something that does not depends on anything else and is beyond human control; "no mortal being can influence the absolute" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Absoluteness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. The independent and self-existent being or cause of things; the infinite. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Absolutely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. perfect or complete or pure; "absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. without conditions or limitations; "a total ban" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. not limited by law; "an absolute monarch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or command; absolute power; an absolute monarch. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self-existent; self-sufficing. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non-relative. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Authoritative; peremptory. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence in government; as, the case absolute. See Ablative absolute, under Ablative. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Not adulterated; pure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Free as to condition; perfect; fixed; despotic: applied to a government in which the ruler s unrestrained by any law: unlimited. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Free from limits or conditions: complete: unlimited: free from mixture: considered without reference to other things: unconditioned, unalterable: unrestricted by constitutional checks (said of a government): (gram.) not immediately dependent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Unlimited; arbitrary. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Complete; perfect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Not limited; unrestricted; independent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Positive; entire; total. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Unconditional and unlimited; unlimited in power; arbitrary; despotic; complete in itself or perfect; not relative; self-dependent or self-existing; pure; unmixed. The absolute. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for absolute

  1. The consequence was that he now lived in a solitude which was absolute and, as Mr. Emilius added, somewhat melancholy. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  2. It is absolute nonsense. – Determinism or Free-Will? by Chapman Cohen
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