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absolute is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of absolute in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… divine right or absolute power hint down …”

meanings of absolute


  1. Complete, utter, outright; unmitigated, not qualified or diminished in any way.
  2. Certain; free from doubt or uncertainty (e.g. a person, opinion or prediction).
  3. Free of restrictions, limitations, qualifications or conditions; unconditional.
  4. Independent of (references to) other arts; expressing things (beauty, ideas, etc) only in one art.
  5. (grammar) 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".
  6. Positive, certain; unquestionable.
  7. Expressing a relative term without a definite comparison, like "older" in "an older person should be treated with respect".
  8. Indicating an expression that is true for all real numbers, or of all values of the variable; unconditional.
  9. Relating to the absolute temperature scale (based on absolute zero); kelvin.
  10. Lacking a modified substantive, like "hungry" in "feed the hungry".
  11. Having reference to or derived in the simplest manner from the fundamental units of mass, time, and length.
  12. Absolved; free.
  13. Being or pertaining to an inflected verb that is not preceded by any number of articles or compounded with a preverb.
  14. Fundamental, ultimate, intrinsic; not relative; independent of references or relations to other things or standards.
  15. (physics) Independent of arbitrary units of measurement, standards, or properties; not comparative or relative.
  16. Free from imperfection, perfect, complete; especially, perfectly embodying a quality in its essential characteristics or to its highest degree.
  17. Having no direct object, like "kill" in "if looks could kill".
  18. Pertaining to a grading system based on the knowledge of the individual and not on the comparative knowledge of the group of students.
  19. Pure, free from mixture or adulteration; unmixed.
  20. Syntactically connected to the rest of the sentence in an atypical manner, or not relating to or depending on it, like in the nominative absolute or genitive absolute, accusative absolute or ablative absolute.
  21. As measured using an absolute value.
  22. Positive; not graded (not comparative or superlative).
  23. Unrestricted by laws, a constitution, or parliamentary or judicial or other checks; (legally) unlimited in power, especially if despotic.


  1. The whole of reality; the totality to which everything is reduced; the unity of spirit and nature; God.
  2. A realm which exists without reference to anything else; that which can be imagined purely by itself; absolute ego.
  3. That which is totally unconditioned, unrestricted, pure, perfect, or complete; that which can be thought of without relation to others.
  4. In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity.
  5. 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.
  6. A concentrated natural flower oil, used for perfumes; an alcoholic extract of a concrete.

absolute frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word absolute occurs in english on average 33.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics absolute can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that absolute can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

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