Meaning of ABSOLUTE in English

ABSOLUTE

I. ab ‧ so ‧ lute 1 S2 W3 /ˈæbsəluːt/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: past participle of absolvere ; ⇨ ↑ absolve ]

1 . complete or total:

I have absolute confidence in her.

We don’t know with absolute certainty that the project will succeed.

2 . [only before noun] especially British English informal used to emphasize your opinion about something or someone:

Some of the stuff on TV is absolute rubbish.

How did you do that? You’re an absolute genius.

That meal last night cost an absolute fortune.

3 . definite and not likely to change:

We need absolute proof that he took the money.

4 . not restricted or limited:

an absolute monarch

Parents used to have absolute power over their children.

5 . true, correct, and not changing in any situation:

You have an absolute right to refuse medical treatment.

6 . in absolute terms measured by itself, not in comparison with other things:

In absolute terms wages have risen, but not in comparison with the cost of living.

II. absolute 2 BrE AmE noun [countable]

something that is considered to be true or right in all situations:

She believed in the importance of moral absolutes.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.