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Absolute vs. Obsolete

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Absoluteadjective

Free of restrictions, limitations, qualifications or conditions; unconditional.

Obsoleteadjective

(of words, equipment, etc.) No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject).

‘It is speculated that, within a few years, the Internet's speedy delivery of news worldwide will make newspapers obsolete.’;

Absoluteadjective

Unrestricted by laws, a constitution, or parliamentary or judicial or other checks; (legally) unlimited in power, especially if despotic.

Obsoleteadjective

(biology) Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.

Absoluteadjective

Free from imperfection, perfect, complete; especially, perfectly embodying a quality in its essential characteristics or to its highest degree.

‘absolute purity, absolute liberty’;

Obsoleteverb

To cause to become obsolete.

‘This software component has been obsoleted.’; ‘We are in the process of obsoleting this product.’;

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Absoluteadjective

Pure, free from mixture or adulteration; unmixed.

‘absolute alcohol’;

Obsoleteadjective

No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused; neglected; as, an obsolete word; an obsolete statute; - applied chiefly to words, writings, or observances.

Absoluteadjective

Complete, utter, outright; unmitigated, not qualified or diminished in any way.

‘When caught, he told an absolute lie.’; ‘an absolute denial of all charges’;

Obsoleteadjective

Not very distinct; obscure; rudimental; imperfectly developed; abortive.

Absoluteadjective

Positive, certain; unquestionable.

Obsoleteverb

To become obsolete; to go out of use.

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Absoluteadjective

(archaic) Certain; free from doubt or uncertainty (e.g. a person, opinion or prediction).

Obsoleteadjective

old; no longer in use or valid or fashionable;

‘obsolete words’; ‘an obsolete locomotive’; ‘outdated equipment’; ‘superannuated laws’; ‘out-of-date ideas’;

Absoluteadjective

Fundamental, ultimate, intrinsic; not relative; independent of references or relations to other things or standards.

‘the doctrine that absolute knowledge of things is possible, an absolute principle’; ‘Absolute rights and duties are such as pertain to man in a state of nature as contradistinguished from relative rights and duties, or such as pertain to him in his social relations.’;

Obsoleteadjective

no longer in use;

‘obsolete words’;

Absoluteadjective

(physics) Independent of arbitrary units of measurement, standards, or properties; not comparative or relative.

‘absolute velocity, absolute motion, absolute position’;

Absoluteadjective

Having reference to or derived in the simplest manner from the fundamental units of mass, time, and length.

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Absoluteadjective

Relating to the absolute temperature scale (based on absolute zero); kelvin.

Absoluteadjective

(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".

Absoluteadjective

(of a case form) 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.

Absoluteadjective

(of an adjective or possessive pronoun) Lacking a modified substantive, like "hungry" in "feed the hungry".

Absoluteadjective

Expressing a relative term without a definite comparison, like "older" in "an older person should be treated with respect".

Absoluteadjective

Positive; not graded (not comparative or superlative).

Absoluteadjective

(of a usually-transitive verb) Having no direct object, like "kill" in "if looks could kill".

Absoluteadjective

Being or pertaining to an inflected verb that is not preceded by any number of articles or compounded with a preverb.

Absoluteadjective

(math) As measured using an absolute value.

‘absolute deviation’; ‘absolute square’; ‘mean absolute' difference’;

Absoluteadjective

(math) Indicating an expression that is true for all real numbers, or of all values of the variable; unconditional.

Absoluteadjective

(education) Pertaining to a grading system based on the knowledge of the individual and not on the comparative knowledge of the group of students.

Absoluteadjective

Independent of (references to) other arts; expressing things (beauty, ideas, etc) only in one art.

‘absolute music''’;

Absoluteadjective

(obsolete) Absolved; free.

Absolutenoun

That which is independent of context-dependent interpretation, inviolate, fundamental.

‘moral absolutes’;

Absolutenoun

Anything that is absolute.

Absolutenoun

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

Absolutenoun

A realm which exists without reference to anything else; that which can be imagined purely by itself; absolute ego.

Absolutenoun

The unity of spirit and nature; God.

Absolutenoun

The whole of reality; the totality to which everything is reduced.

Absolutenoun

Concentrated natural flower oil, used for perfumes.

Absoluteadjective

Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or command; absolute power; an absolute monarch.

Absoluteadjective

Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless; as, absolute perfection; absolute beauty.

‘So absolute she seems,And in herself complete.’;

Absoluteadjective

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.

Absoluteadjective

Loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self-existent; self-sufficing.

Absoluteadjective

Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non-relative.

‘To Cusa we can indeed articulately trace, word and thing, the recent philosophy of the absolute.’;

Absoluteadjective

Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.

‘I am absolute 't was very Cloten.’;

Absoluteadjective

Authoritative; peremptory.

‘The peddler stopped, and tapped her on the head,With absolute forefinger, brown and ringed.’;

Absoluteadjective

Pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol.

Absoluteadjective

Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence in government; as, the case absolute. See Ablative absolute, under Ablative.

Absolutenoun

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

Absolutenoun

something that is conceived to be absolute; something that does not depends on anything else and is beyond human control;

‘no mortal being can influence the absolute’;

Absoluteadjective

perfect or complete or pure;

‘absolute loyalty’; ‘absolute silence’; ‘absolute truth’; ‘absolute alcohol’;

Absoluteadjective

complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers;

‘absolute freedom’; ‘an absolute dimwit’; ‘a downright lie’; ‘out-and-out mayhem’; ‘an out-and-out lie’; ‘a rank outsider’; ‘many right-down vices’; ‘got the job through sheer persistence’; ‘sheer stupidity’;

Absoluteadjective

not limited by law;

‘an absolute monarch’;

Absoluteadjective

expressing finality with no implication of possible change;

‘an absolute (or unequivocal) quarantee to respect the nation's authority’; ‘inability to make a conclusive (or unequivocal) refusal’;

Absoluteadjective

without conditions or limitations;

‘a total ban’;

Absoluteadjective

not capable of being violated or infringed;

‘infrangible human rights’;

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