Unqualified in extent or degree; total: absolute silence. Not limited by restrictions or exceptions: an absolute right. Being fully such; utter: an absolute fool. Unconstrained by constitutional or other provisions: an absolute ruler. Not mixed; pure: absolute oxygen. Not to be doubted or questioned; positive: absolute proof. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a word, phrase, or construction that is isolated syntactically from the rest of a sentence, as the referee having finally arrived in The referee having finally arrived, the game began. Of, relating to, or being a transitive verb when its object is implied but not stated. For example, inspires in We have a teacher who inspires is an absolute verb. Of, relating to, or being an adjective or pronoun that stands alone when the noun it modifies is being implied but not stated. For example, in Theirs were the best, theirs is an absolute pronoun and best is an absolute adjective. Physics Relating to measurements or units of measurement derived from fundamental units of length, mass, and time. Relating to absolute temperature. Law Complete and unconditional; final: an absolute divorce. Something that is absolute. Philosophy Something regarded as the ultimate and transcendent basis of all thought and being. Used with the. Something regarded as exceeding or transcending everything else to the point of being independent and unrelated.