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absolute

ab·so·lute

absolute

 
pronunciation:
aeb s lut
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: precise, exact.
Their explanations were in absolute agreement with each other.
synonyms:
complete, entire, total, utter
antonyms:
partial
similar words:
clear, exact, outright, precise, pure, thorough, very
definition 2: without limits or restrictions.
If a king has absolute power, he can make whatever laws he wants and can break any laws he wants.
synonyms:
infinite, unlimited, utter
antonyms:
dependent, limited, qualified
similar words:
arbitrary, complete, free, radical, sovereign, strict, total
definition 3: without anything added; pure.
The magician asked for absolute silence.
synonyms:
pure, sheer
antonyms:
mixed
similar words:
complete, downright, outright, plain
definition 4: sure; certain.
The police have absolute proof that she stole jewelry from the store.
synonyms:
complete, sure
similar words:
certain, clear, definite, downright, positive
derivation: absoluteness (n.)
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Word Parts
The word absolute contains the following part:
ab-, abs- Latin prefix that means from, away from
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Most words containing the prefix ab- , abs- are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab- becomes abs- before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."