- ultimate reality regarded as uncaused, unmodified, unified and complete, timeless, etc.
Other Word Forms of Absolute
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Absolute
- the Absolute
Origin of Absolute
First attested around 1380. From Middle English absolut, from Middle French absolut, from Latin absolūtus (“unconditional; unfettered; completed”), perfect passive participle of absolvō (“loosen, set free, complete”), from Latin ab (“away”) + solvo (“to loose”). Influenced in part by Old French absolu. Compare absolve.
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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