Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence; not in a syntactical relation with other parts of a text, or qualifying the text as a whole rather than any single word in it, like "it being over" in "it being over, she left".
That which exists (or has a certain property, nature, size, etc) independent of references to other standards or external conditions; that which is universally valid; that which is not relative, conditional, qualified or mitigated.
In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity.
A realm which exists without reference to anything else; that which can be imagined purely by itself; absolute ego.
The whole of reality; the totality to which everything is reduced; the unity of spirit and nature; God.
First attested around 1380. From Middle English absolut, from Middle French absolut, from Latin absolūtus ("unconditional; unfettered; completed"), perfect passive participle of absolvō, from ab + solvo. Influenced in part by Old French absolu. Compare absolve.
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