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absolute
American English: /ˈæbsəˌlut/
, /ˌæbsəˈlut/
British English: /ˈabsəluːt/

Translation of absolute in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 1.1 (complete, perfect)
    (trust/confidence)
    absoluto
    pleno
    with absolute certainty
    con absoluta or plena certeza
    the absolute truth
    la pura verdad
    an absolute beginner
    un principiante que no sabe absolutamente nada
    at the absolute maximum
    como máximo
    a lo sumo
    1.2 (as intensifier) it was an absolute disaster
    fue un absoluto desastre or un desastre total
    absolute chaos/disaster
    el caos/desastre más absoluto
    he's an absolute idiot
    es un tonto redomado
    she gave me a look of absolute hatred
    me lanzó una mirada de odio reconcentrado
    it's an absolute disgrace
    es un escándalo
  • 2 2.1 (unconditional)
    (pardon/freedom)
    incondicional
    sin condiciones
    (guarantee/devotion)
    absoluto
    it's an absolute necessity
    es absolutamente imprescindible
    our decree became absolute
    nos concedieron el divorcio por sentencia firme
    2.2 (having unlimited power)
    (monarch/rule)
    absoluto
    Example sentences
    • Because, as the hatchway ground shut at the center of his dazed vision, something far more shocking took hold - a total and absolute silence.
    • Wilkinson is a desperately complex person, driven by a need for absolute perfection and total control in his life.
    • When I saw it, the entire audience left the theatre in absolute silence.
    Example sentences
    • A great character: he's portrayed as being benign, a dictator, absolute ruler, yes, but beloved by his people.
    • Nevertheless, even absolute monarchs or totalitarian dictators are constrained by forces beyond their control.
    • Under the Australian constitution, drawn up in 1901, the governor-general has the powers of an absolute dictator.
  • 3 (not relative) an absolute good
    un bien absoluto
    in absolute terms
    en términos absolutos
    absolute knowledge (Philos)
    conocimiento (masculine) absoluto
    Example sentences
    • All wheat parameters we studied were unresponsive to blue light, so comparisons between relative and absolute blue light responses are not meaningful.
    • But many economists believe that relative poverty rather than absolute standards is what matters.
    • The right will no doubt point out that this is a comparison of relative, rather than absolute poverty.

noun

  • (Philos) the Absolute
    lo or el absoluto
    Example sentences
    • Chittamatra, or Mind-Only school, presents a threefold classification of reality as the imaginary, the dependent and the absolute.
    • The devotees sing bhajans, chant incantations, and priests perform aarti and puja, invoking the blessings of Shiva, the divine, the pure, the absolute.
    • The order of reason accepts that the world is the realm of the relative; the order of prophecy imposes upon the world the pattern of the absolute.

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