absolute absolute  /ˈæb sə ˌlut/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) something that is conceived or that exists independently and not in relation to other things; something that does not depend on anything else and is beyond human control; something that is not relative
  2. (adj) perfect or complete or pure
  3. (adj) complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
  4. (adj) not limited by law
  5. (adj) expressing finality with no implication of possible change
  6. (adj) not capable of being violated or infringed

Usage(s):

  1. I have never seen him acknowledge that the work of the clandestine service — performed disgracefully by the Agency during the early years of the President — is an absolute necessity in a world where terrorists have the capability to attack us at any time, in almost any place.
  2. Lee Van Cleef is the bad (an elegant exemplar of absolute evil) and Eli Wallach is the "ugly" (a menacingly funny, totally amoral bandido whose relationship with the Eastwood character consists largely of betrayals).
  3. The First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution are not absolute.

News

  1. Absolute Digital Media Reviews UK Smartphone Use

    Following a study comparing smartphone use in the UK between 2012 and 2013, the online marketers at Absolute Digital have delved into the most popular activities across the device. (PRWeb June 21, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10854540.htm
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Absolute Digital Media Explores the Value of Online Personalisation

    The specialists behind Absolute Digital Media have responded to a recent study which suggests that personalised experiences online are not overly effective. (PRWeb June 19, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10843911.htm
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Absolute Software Featuring Product Portfolio at Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit

    Absolute Software Featuring Product Portfolio at Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "What the team showed, it was not only international level, but the level of champions," Germany coach Joachim Loew said. "It was absolute class."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: StandardNet

  2. In his opinion, Scalia wrote, "The enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table. Those include the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home."
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: De Pere Journal

  3. "What we are emphasizing to the Pakistani government is the need to follow the evidence wherever it leads," Rice said today in London. "This is a time for complete, absolute, total transparency and cooperation and that's what we expect."
    on Nov 30, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: ABC News

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