1. Noun.  (philosophy) the ultimate basis of reality.
  2. Noun.  that which is totally unconditioned, unrestricted, pure, perfect, or complete.
  3. Adjective.  Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, ''absolute'' authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an ''absolute'' promise or command.
  4. Adjective.  Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless.
  5. Adjective.  Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; — opposed to ''relative'' and (compar) ; as, ''absolute'' motion; ''absolute'' time or space.
  6. Adjective.  Loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self-existent; self-sufficing.
  7. Adjective.  Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non-relative.
  8. Adjective.  (rare) Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.
  9. Adjective.  (rare) Authoritative; peremptory.
  10. Adjective.  (chemistry) Pure; unmixed; as, ''absolute'' alcohol.
  11. Adjective.  (grammar) Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence in government; as, the case ''absolute''. (See ablative absolute.).
  12. Noun.  That which is independent of context-dependent interpretation, inviolate, fundamental.
  13. Noun.  (geometry) In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity.
  14. Noun.  (context, philosophy) A realm which exists without reference to anything else; that which can be imagined purely by itself.

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