absolute

a.

  1. Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or command; absolute power; an absolute monarch.
  2. Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless; as, absolute perfection; absolute beauty.
  3. Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; -- opposed to relative and comparative; as, absolute motion; absolute time or space.
  4. Loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self-existent; self-sufficing.
  5. Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non-relative.
  6. Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.
  7. Authoritative; peremptory.
  8. Pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol.
  9. Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence in government; as, the case absolute. See Ablative absolute, under Ablative.

n.

  1. In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity.