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

Translation of absolute in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (complete, perfect)
    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
    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.
    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)
    sin condiciones
    it's an absolute necessity
    es absolutamente imprescindible
    our decree became absolute
    nos concedieron el divorcio por sentencia firme
    2.2 (having unlimited power)
    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 (Philosophy)
    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.


  • (Philosophy) 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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