Definition of absolute noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæbsəluːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæbsəluːt//
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an idea or a principle that is believed to be true or valid in any circumstances Right and wrong are, for her, moral absolutes. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin absolutus ‘freed, unrestricted’, past participle of absolvere ‘set free, acquit’, from ab- ‘from’ + solvere ‘loosen’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: absolute