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Definition of "absolute" []

  • Perfect in quality or nature; complete. (adjective)
  • Not mixed; pure. See Synonyms at pure. (adjective)
  • Not limited by restrictions or exceptions; unconditional: absolute trust. (adjective)
  • Unqualified in extent or degree; total: absolute silence. See Usage Note at infinite. (adjective)
  • Unconstrained by constitutional or other provisions: an absolute ruler. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "absolute" in a sentence
  • "Philosophy cannot positively represent the absolute because ˜conscious™ thinking operates from the position where the ˜absolute identity™ of the subjective and the objective has always already been lost in the emergence of consciousness."
  • "From absolute ideas Plato ascends to an _absolute Being_, the author of all finite existence."
  • "From absolute truths to an _absolute Reason_, the foundation and essence of all truth."