Definition of Absolute in English :

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Absolute meaning in English

Meaning of Absolute in English

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see synonyms of absolute


1. absolute

something that is conceived or that exists independently and not in relation to other things; something that does not depend on anything else and is beyond human control; something that is not relative

Example Sentences:
'no mortal being can influence the absolute'


2. absolute

perfect or complete or pure

Example Sentences:
'absolute loyalty'
'absolute silence'
'absolute truth'
'absolute alcohol'

3. absolute, downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer

complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

Example Sentences:
'absolute freedom'
'an absolute dimwit'
'a downright lie'
'out-and-out mayhem'
'an out-and-out lie'
'a rank outsider'
'many right-down vices'
'got the job through sheer persistence'
'sheer stupidity'

4. absolute

not limited by law

Example Sentences:
'an absolute monarch'

5. absolute

expressing finality with no implication of possible change

Example Sentences:
'an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority'

6. absolute, infrangible, inviolable

not capable of being violated or infringed

Example Sentences:
'infrangible human rights'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of absolute
complete; perfect
free from limitations, restrictions, or exceptions; unqualified
an absolute choice
having unlimited authority; despotic
an absolute ruler
undoubted; certain
the absolute truth
not dependent on, conditioned by, or relative to anything else; independent
an absolute term in logic
the absolute value of a quantity in physics
pure; unmixed
absolute alcohol
(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
8. grammar
(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
9. grammar
(of an adjective) used as a noun, as for instance brave in the sentence Fortune favours the brave
10. physics
a. (postpositive)
(of a pressure measurement) not relative to atmospheric pressure
the pressure was 5 bar absolute
Compare gauge (sense 18)
denoting absolute or thermodynamic temperature
11. mathematics
(of a constant) never changing in value
b. Also: numerical
(of an inequality) unconditional
(of a term) not containing a variable
12. law
(of a court order or decree) coming into effect immediately and not liable to be modified; final
decree absolute
13. law
(of a title to property, etc) not subject to any encumbrance or condition
something that is absolute
noun (sometimes not capital)
1. philosophy
the ultimate basis of reality
that which is totally unconditioned, unrestricted, pure, perfect, or complete
(in the philosophy of Hegel) that towards which all things evolve dialectically

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see synonyms of absolute
perfect; complete; whole
absolute silence
not mixed; pure
absolute alcohol
not limited by a constitution, parliament, etc.; unrestricted
an absolute ruler
positive; definite
an absolute certainty
not doubted; actual; real
an absolute truth
not dependent on, or without reference to, anything else; not relative
7.  Grammar
forming part of a sentence, but not in the usual relations of syntax
in the sentence “The weather being good, they went,” the weather being good is an absolute construction
used without an explicit object
said of a verb usually transitive, such as steal in the sentence “Thieves steal.”
used alone, with the noun understood
said of a pronoun or an adjective, such as ours and brave in the sentence “Ours are the brave.”
8.  Law
without condition or encumbrance
absolute ownership
9.  Physics
of the absolute temperature scale
something that is absolute

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of absolute
a. Unqualified in extent or degree; total: absolute silence.
b. Not limited by restrictions or exceptions: an absolute right.
c. Being fully such; utter: an absolute fool.
d. Unconstrained by constitutional or other provisions: an absolute ruler.
2. Not mixed; pure: absolute oxygen.
3. Not to be doubted or questioned; positive: absolute proof.
4. Grammar
a. Of, relating to, or being a word, phrase, or construction that is isolated syntactically from the rest of a sentence, as the referee having finally arrived in The referee having finally arrived, the game began.
b. Of, relating to, or being a transitive verb when its object is implied but not stated. For example, inspires in We have a teacher who inspires is an absolute verb.
c. Of, relating to, or being an adjective or pronoun that stands alone when the noun it modifies is being implied but not stated. For example, in Theirs were the best, theirs is an absolute pronoun and best is an absolute adjective.
5. Physics
a. Relating to measurements or units of measurement derived from fundamental units of length, mass, and time.
b. Relating to absolute temperature.
6. Law Complete and unconditional; final: an absolute divorce.
1. Something that is absolute.
2. Absolute Philosophy
a. Something regarded as the ultimate and transcendent basis of all thought and being. Used with the.
b. Something regarded as exceeding or transcending everything else to the point of being independent and unrelated.

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