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Absolute vs. Total

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Absoluteadjective

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

Totalnoun

An amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts.

‘A total of £145 was raised by the bring-and-buy stall.’;

Absoluteadjective

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

Totalnoun

Sum.

‘The total of 4, 5 and 6 is 15.’;

Absoluteadjective

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

‘absolute purity, absolute liberty’;

Totaladjective

Entire; relating to the whole of something.

‘The total book is rubbish from start to finish.’; ‘The total number of votes cast is 3,270.’;

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Absoluteadjective

Pure, free from mixture or adulteration; unmixed.

‘absolute alcohol’;

Totaladjective

(used as an intensifier) Complete; absolute.

‘He is a total failure.’;

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’;

Totalverb

(transitive) To add up; to calculate the sum of.

‘When we totalled the takings, we always got a different figure.’;

Absoluteadjective

Positive, certain; unquestionable.

Totalverb

To equal a total of; to amount to.

‘That totals seven times so far.’;

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Absoluteadjective

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

Totalverb

to demolish; to wreck completely. (from total loss)

‘Honey, I’m OK, but I’ve totaled the car.’;

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.’;

Totalverb

(intransitive) To amount to; to add up to.

‘It totals nearly a pound.’;

Absoluteadjective

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

‘absolute velocity, absolute motion, absolute position’;

Totaladjective

Whole; not divided; entire; full; complete; absolute; as, a total departure from the evidence; a total loss.

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Absoluteadjective

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

Totalnoun

The whole; the whole sum or amount; as, these sums added make the grand total of five millions.

Absoluteadjective

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

Totalverb

To bring to a total; also, to reach as a total; to amount to.

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".

Totalverb

to determine the total of (a set of numbers); to add; - often used with up; as, to total up the bill.

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.

Totalverb

To damage beyond repair; - used especially of vehicles damaged in an accident; as, he skid on an ice patch and totaled his Mercedes against a tree. From total loss.

Absoluteadjective

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

Totalnoun

the whole amount

Absoluteadjective

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

Totalnoun

a quantity obtained by addition

Absoluteadjective

Positive; not graded (not comparative or superlative).

Totalverb

add up in number or quantity;

‘The bills amounted to $2,000’; ‘The bill came to $2,000’;

Absoluteadjective

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

Totalverb

determine the sum of;

‘Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town’;

Absoluteadjective

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

Totaladjective

constituting the full quantity or extent; complete;

‘an entire town devastated by an earthquake’; ‘gave full attention’; ‘a total failure’;

Absoluteadjective

(math) As measured using an absolute value.

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

Totaladjective

including everything;

‘the overall cost’; ‘the total amount owed’;

Absoluteadjective

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

Totaladjective

without conditions or limitations;

‘a total ban’;

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.

Totaladjective

complete in extent or degree and in every particular;

‘a full game’; ‘a total eclipse’; ‘a total disaster’;

Absoluteadjective

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

‘absolute music''’;

Totaladjective

comprising the whole number or amount

‘a total cost of £4,000’;

Absoluteadjective

(obsolete) Absolved; free.

Totaladjective

complete; absolute

‘a total stranger’; ‘it is a matter of total indifference to me’;

Absolutenoun

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

‘moral absolutes’;

Totalnoun

the whole number or amount of something

‘in total, 200 people were interviewed’; ‘he scored a total of thirty-three points’;

Absolutenoun

Anything that is absolute.

Totalverb

amount in number to

‘they were left with debts totalling £6,260’;

Absolutenoun

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

Totalverb

add up the full number or amount of

‘the scores were totalled’;

Absolutenoun

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

Totalverb

damage (something, typically a vehicle) beyond repair; wreck

‘he almost totalled the car’;

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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