|Origin:||, past participle of absolvere; ABSOLVE|
ab‧so‧lute1 S2 W3
complete or total:
I have absolute confidence in her.
We don't know with absolute certainty that the project will succeed.
2 [only before noun] especially British English informal
used to emphasize your opinion about something or someone:
Some of the stuff on TV is absolute rubbish.
How did you do that? You're an absolute genius.
That meal last night cost an absolute fortune.
definite and not likely to change:
We need absolute proof that he took the money.
not restricted or limited:
an absolute monarch
Parents used to have absolute power over their children.
true, correct, and not changing in any situation:
You have an absolute right to refuse medical treatment.
measured by itself, not in comparison with other things:
In absolute terms wages have risen, but not in comparison with the cost of living.