absolute ADJECTIVE 1) not qualified or diminished in any way; total. 2) having unlimited power: an absolute ruler. 3) not relative or comparative: absolute moral principles. 4) Grammar (of a construction) syntactically independent of the rest of the sentence, as in dinner being over, we left the table; (of an adjective or transitive verb) used without an expressed noun or object (e.g. the brave, guns kill). 5) Law (of a decree) final.
NOUN Philosophy a value or principle which is universally valid or able to be viewed without relation to other things.
DERIVATIVES absoluteness noun.
ORIGIN Latin absolutus 'freed, unrestricted' , from absolvere 'set free' .

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