Definition of "absolute" [ab•so•lute]

  • (adjective) 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.

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."

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