Meaning of ABSOLUTE in English


adjective Etymology: Middle English absolut, from Anglo-French, from Latin absolutus, from past participle of absolvere to set free, absolve Date: 14th century 1. free from imperfection ; perfect , free or relatively free from mixture ; pure , outright , unmitigated , being, governed by, or characteristic of a ruler or authority completely free from constitutional or other restraint , 3. standing apart from a normal or usual syntactical relation with other words or sentence elements , standing alone without a modified substantive , having no object in the particular construction under consideration though normally transitive , having no restriction, exception, or qualification , positive , unquestionable , 6. independent of arbitrary standards of measurement, relating to or derived in the simplest manner from the fundamental units of length, mass, and time , relating to, measured on, or being a temperature scale based on ~ zero , fundamental , ultimate , perfectly embodying the nature of a thing , being self-sufficient and free of external references or relationships , being the true distance from an aircraft to the earth's surface , ~ noun ~ness noun

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