absolute adj

Fr. absolut < L. absolūt-um, loosened, free, acquitted.

  1. Unavoidable; inescapable; inevitable.
  2. Real; objective; ideal; perfect; unchangeable; not relative; unaffected by outward perception; independent of cause and effect.
  3. Persistent; independent of any hindrance.
  4. Whole; full; entire; final; complete in time; [fig.] deathlike.
  5. Necessary; essential; imperative; obligatory; basic.
  6. Sure; certain; definite; positive.
  7. Authoritative; unquestionable; unconditional; elemental; inalterable; supreme; divine.

absolute n

see absolute, adj.

  1. Independence; autonomy; supremacy; sovereignty in its own sphere.
  2. Incomparable being; divine person; ultimate reality; unchangeable entity; eternal nature of Deity in contrast with relativity; immortality in contrast with the uncertain nature of mortality.