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Adjective: absolute  ,ab-su'loot or 'ab-su,loot [N. Amer], 'ab-su,loot [Brit]
  1. Perfect, complete or pure
    "absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol"
     
  2. Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as an intensifier
    "absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit";
    - downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer
     
  3. Not limited by law
    "an absolute monarch"
     
  4. Expressing finality with no implication of possible change
    "an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority"
     
  5. Not capable of being violated or infringed
    "absolute human rights";
    - infrangible, inviolable
Noun: absolute  ,ab-su'loot or 'ab-su,loot [N. Amer], 'ab-su,loot [Brit]
  1. 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
    "no mortal being can influence the absolute"

Derived forms: absolutes

See also: arbitrary, complete, direct, implicit, inalienable, infinite, living, unalienable, unambiguous, unequivocal, univocal, unquestioning

Type of: abstract, abstraction

Antonym: relative

Encyclopedia: Absolute, The