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ABSOLUTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does absolute mean? 

ABSOLUTE (noun)
  The noun ABSOLUTE has 1 sense:

1. something that is conceived to be absolute; something that does not depends on anything else and is beyond human control

  Familiarity information: ABSOLUTE used as a noun is very rare.


ABSOLUTE (adjective)
  The adjective ABSOLUTE has 6 senses:

1. perfect or complete or pure
2. complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
3. not limited by law
4. expressing finality with no implication of possible change
5. without conditions or limitations
6. not capable of being violated or infringed

  Familiarity information: ABSOLUTE used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ABSOLUTE (noun)


Sense 1absolute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that is conceived to be absolute; something that does not depends on anything else and is beyond human control

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

no mortal being can influence the absolute

Hypernyms ("absolute" is a kind of...):

abstract; abstraction (a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance)


ABSOLUTE (adjective)


Sense 1absolute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perfect or complete or pure

Context examples:

absolute loyalty / absolute silence / absolute truth / absolute alcohol

Similar:

living ((informal) absolute)

infinite (total and all-embracing)

independent (not dependent on or conditioned by or relative to anything else)

implicit; unquestioning (being without doubt or reserve)

direct (lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact)

dead; utter (total)

Antonym:

relative (not absolute or complete)


Sense 2absolute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

sheer; out-and-out; right-down; downright; absolute; rank

Context examples:

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

Similar:

complete (having every necessary or normal part or component or step)


Sense 3absolute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not limited by law

Context example:

an absolute monarch

Similar:

arbitrary (based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice)


Sense 4absolute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expressing finality with no implication of possible change

Synonyms:

conclusive; absolute

Context examples:

an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority / inability to make a conclusive refusal

Similar:

unambiguous; unequivocal; univocal (admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion)


Sense 5absolute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Without conditions or limitations

Synonyms:

unconditioned; total; absolute

Context example:

a total ban

Similar:

unconditional (not conditional)


Sense 6absolute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not capable of being violated or infringed

Synonyms:

infrangible; inviolable; absolute

Context example:

infrangible human rights

Similar:

inalienable; unalienable (incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another)


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