• 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.
  • A concentrated natural flower oil, used for perfumes; an alcoholic extract of a concrete.


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  • First attested around 1380. From Middle English absolut, from Middle French absolut, from Latin absolÅ«tus ("unconditional; unfettered; completed"), perfect passive participle of absolvō, from ab + solvo. Influenced in part by Old French absolu. Compare absolve.

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