What is absolute?

  • (adj): Expressing finality with no implication of possible change.
    Example: "An absolute (or unequivocal) quarantee to respect the nation's authority"
    Synonyms: conclusive
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on absolute:

Rational Number - p-adic Numbers
... See also P-adic Number In addition to the absolute value metric mentioned above, there are other metrics which turn Q into a topological field The metric space (Q,dp) is not ... Ostrowski's theorem states that any non-trivial absolute value on the rational numbers Q is equivalent to either the usual real absolute value or a p-adic absolute value ...
John Osborne (broadcaster) - Absolute Radio
... When Virgin became Absolute Radio he stayed and then began broadcasting at the weekends presenting Weekend Breakfast and then mid week overnights plus many other shows where he covered absent ... John has now left Absolute Radio ...
Absolute - Consumer Products
... Absolute (fragrance), a fragrance substance produced via solvent extraction Absolut Vodka, a brand of Swedish vodka ...
... that arose in England in the seventeenth century that defended the concept of absolute power for the monarchy, through language that emphasized the "paternal" power of the king over the state and his subjects ... The king's absolute authority was challenged by the authority of Parliament ... Against this increasing opposition, the Patriarchalists emphasized the absolute right of the king, as the paternal head of state ...
Absolute Configuration
... An absolute configuration in stereochemistry is the spatial arrangement of the atoms of a chiral molecular entity (or group) and its stereochemical description e.g ... Absolute configurations for a chiral molecule (in pure form) are most often obtained by X-ray crystallography ... When the absolute configuration is obtained the assignment of R or S is based on the Cahn-Ingold-Prelog priority rules ...

More definitions of "absolute":

  • (adj): Perfect or complete or pure.
    Example: "Absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol"
  • (adj): Not limited by law.
    Example: "An absolute monarch"
  • (adj): Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers.
    Example: "Absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit"
    Synonyms: downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer
  • (noun): Something that is conceived to be absolute; something that does not depends on anything else and is beyond human control.
    Example: "No mortal being can influence the absolute"

Famous quotes containing the word absolute:

    Only the more uncompromising of the mystics still seek for knowledge in a silent land of absolute intuition, where the intellect finally lays down its conceptual tools, and rests from its pragmatic labors, while its works do not follow it, but are simply forgotten, and are as if they never had been.
    Josiah Royce (1855–1916)

    Atheism..., that bugbear of women and fools, is the very top and perfection of free-thinking. It is the grand arcanum to which a true genius naturally riseth, by a certain climax or gradation of thought, and without which he can never possess his soul in absolute liberty and repose.
    George Berkeley (1685–1753)

    We must not inquire too curiously into the absolute value of literature. Enough that it amuses and exercises us. At least it leaves us where we were. It names things, but does not add things.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)