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The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.
John Acton

Meaning of "absolute" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ABSOLUTE

From Latin absolūtus unconditional, freed from, from absolvere.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ABSOLUTE

absolute  [ˈæbsəˌluːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ABSOLUTE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Absolute can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ABSOLUTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of absolute in the English dictionary

The first definition of absolute in the dictionary is complete; perfect. Other definition of absolute is free from limitations, restrictions, or exceptions; unqualified. Absolute is also having unlimited authority; despotic.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ABSOLUTE


consolute
ˈkɒnsəˌluːt
convolute
ˈkɒnvəˌluːt
dilute
daɪˈluːt
dissolute
ˈdɪsəˌluːt
elute
iːˈluːt
evolute
ˈɛvəˌluːt
flute
fluːt
glute
ɡluːt
Hakluyt
ˈhækluːt
involute
ˈɪnvəˌluːt
irresolute
ɪˈrɛzəˌluːt
loot
luːt
lute
luːt
obvolute
ˈɒbvəˌluːt
pollute
pəˈluːt
resolute
ˈrɛzəˌluːt
revolute
ˈrɛvəˌluːt
salute
səˈluːt
sloot
sluːt
sluit
sluːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ABSOLUTE

absit omen
absolute alcohol
absolute ceiling
absolute configuration
absolute humidity
absolute judgment
absolute liability
absolute magnitude
absolute majority
absolute monarchy
absolute monopoly
absolute music
absolute permeability
absolute permittivity
absolute pitch
absolute stereochemistry
absolute temperature
absolute threshold
absolute undertaking
absolute unit

WORDS THAT END LIKE ABSOLUTE

ablative absolute
archlute
Australian salute
ballute
Barcoo salute
bass flute
champagne flute
decree absolute
English flute
fipple flute
nose flute
resalute
solute
supervolute
transverse flute
volute
waldflute

Synonyms and antonyms of absolute in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ABSOLUTE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «absolute» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of absolute

Translation of «absolute» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ABSOLUTE

Find out the translation of absolute to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of absolute from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «absolute» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

完全的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

absoluto
570 millions of speakers

English

absolute
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पूर्ण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مطلق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

абсолютная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

absoluto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

absolu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mutlak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

absolut
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

完全な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

완전한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mutlak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tuyệt đối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அறுதி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परिपूर्ण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kesin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

assoluto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bezwzględna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

абсолютна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

absolută
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απόλυτη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

absolute
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

absolut
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

absolutte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of absolute

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ABSOLUTE»

The term «absolute» is very widely used and occupies the 5.030 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ABSOLUTE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «absolute» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «absolute» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about absolute

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10 QUOTES WITH «ABSOLUTE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word absolute.
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John Acton
The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.
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Gary Allan
It's always performing for me. I write and I record so I can perform. It all ties to that. I've done it since I was a little kid. That's my absolute rush, is playing for different people every night, bringing something else to the table they've never seen.
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Dorothy Allison
I tell my students you have an absolute right to write about people you know and love. You do. But the kicker is you have a responsibility to make the characters large enough that you will not have sinned against them.
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Dario Argento
Horror is the future. And you cannot be afraid. You must push everything to the absolute limit, or else life will be boring. People will be boring. Horror is like a serpent: always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can't be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious.
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Mikhail Bakunin
A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.
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Eric Balfour
I'm not a trained chef, so I end up making stuff up. It either turns out brilliant or an absolute disaster. I just go for it.
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J. G. Ballard
Most writers flinch at the thought of being completely honest about themselves. So absolute honesty is what marks the true modern.
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Bruce Barton
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
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Jennifer Beals
Oh, this absolute loneliness and the game - loving to play the game, loving to go and tell stories to men that certainly weren't true, just for the sport of it, just to see how they would react.
10
Simone de Beauvoir
Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ABSOLUTE»

Discover the use of absolute in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to absolute and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Android Apps for Absolute Beginners
Anybody can start building simple apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how!
Wallace Jackson, 2012
2
Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning
This book is born out of two contradictions: first, it explores the making of meaning in a musical form that was made to lose its meaning at the turn of the nineteenth century; secondly, it is a history of a music that claims to have no ...
Daniel Chua, 1999
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The Literary Absolute: The Theory of Literature in German ...
The first authoritative study of the emergence of the modern concept of literature in German romanticism.
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy, 1988
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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics
New edition of best-seller shows users how to get the most out of their PCs And The Internet – updated to cover Vista.
Michael Miller, 2007
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iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners
Anybody can start building simple applications for the iPhone and iPad, and this book will show you how. This book takes you to getting your first applications up and running using plain English and practical examples.
Rory Lewis, 2010
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PHP for Absolute Beginners
PHP for Absolute Beginners starts slowly and covers everything you need to know about beginning web development using PHP. Even the most inexperienced web developer will find this book accessible.
Jason Lengstorf, 2009
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Absolute Beginners
A twentieth century cult classic, Absolute Beginners remains the style bible for anyone interested in Mod culture and paints a vivid picture of a changing society with insight and sensitivity.
Colin MacInnes, 2001
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Absolute Khushwant: The Low-down on Life, Death, and Most ...
About the Book : - One of the great icons of our time, Khushwant Singh, 95, is a man of contradictions.
Khushwant Singh, Humra Quraishi, 2010
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The Idea of Absolute Music
"Essential reading for anyone interested in the larger intellectual framework in which Romantic music found its place, a framework that to a remarkable degree has continued to shape our image of music."—Robert P. Morgan, Yale University ...
Carl Dahlhaus, 1991
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The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture
Architectural form reconsidered in light of a unitary conception of architecture and the city.
Pier Vittorio Aureli, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ABSOLUTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term absolute is used in the context of the following news items.
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Our Greek referendum offers catastrophe or absolute catastrophe …
So we get to choose today. Some choice – between a catastrophe and an absolute catastrophe. But at least now we appear to be arriving at a ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Fellow Pilot On Loss Of Flight For Life Pilot: 'It's An Absolute Tragedy'
GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Vietnam-era pilots gathered in Golden Saturday evening to remember one of their own who died in a Flight For Life ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
3
Video: Kevin Doyle grabs first MLS goal with an absolute doozy of a …
The Irish striker scored the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory at home to the Vancouver Whitecaps. Doyle made an almighty leap to nod the ball past ... «SportsJOE, Jul 15»
4
Pic: An absolute chancer is trying to sell Ireland's shoddiest saw
Any carpenter, craftsman or labourer will know that wear and tear on your tools is just one of those day-to-day things tha'S to be expected with the job. While I'm ... «JOE, Jul 15»
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Churning no absolute
Two actors are at Kumbh Mela, searching for Kalki — the Destroyer of Filth and final incarnation of Lord Vishnu. They don't know for how long ... «The Asian Age, Jul 15»
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Absolute Communications ramps up expansion strategy with 3A …
Dubai - UAE and India-based international corporate communications firm Absolute Communications hasforged a strategic partnership with 3A ... «Zawya, Jul 15»
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Absolute Natural Stones forced to move a second time for Kellogg …
Brothers Nazir, left, and Ammar Jesri have to move their Absolute Natural Stones business for the second time in a year to make way for ... «Wichita Eagle, Jul 15»
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Donald Trump is on an absolute roll after wild week filled with Twitter …
disrupted the 2016 presidential race, two weeks after his entry — and this week's string of events proves this in remarkable clarity. Notably ... «Business Insider Australia, Jul 15»
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Roadworks on the Tamar Bridge described as 'absolute madness'
Motorists heading in and out of Devon and Cornwall can expect delays this weekend as work is being carried out on the Tamar Bridge. «Western Morning News, Jul 15»
10
Separatists term Dulat's revelations 'absolute lie'
After mainstream political parties, it was the two main separatist leaders who denied the claims made by former RA&W chief AS Dulat, saying ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»

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