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. So absolute she seems, And in herself complete. (Milton)
4. Loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self-existent; self-sufficing.
in this sense god is called the absolute by the Theist. The term is also applied by the Pantheist to the universe, or the total of all existence, as only capable of relations in its parts to each other and to the whole, and as dependent for its existence and its phenomena on its mutually depending forces and their laws.
5. Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non-relative.
It is in dispute among philosopher whether the term, in this sense, is not applied to a mere logical fiction or abstraction, or whether the absolute, as thus defined, can be known, as a reality, by the human intell fd7 ect. To Cusa we can indeed articulately trace, word and thing, the recent philosophy of the absolute. (Sir W. Hamilton)
6. Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful. I am absolute 't was very Cloten. (Shak)
8. (Science: chemistry) Pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol.