absoluteness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From absolute +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈab.sə.luːt.nəs/, /ab.səˈluːt.nəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.səˌlut.nəs/

Noun[edit]

absoluteness ‎(usually uncountable, plural absolutenesses)

  1. (obsolete) The fact of being finished or perfected; completeness. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the 17th century.]
  2. The characteristic of being absolute in nature or scope.
    the absoluteness of his sovereignty, the absoluteness of his convictions
  3. Absolute authority, unlimited power; absolutism, despotism. [First attested in the 16th century.]
  4. The fact of being without qualifications or conditions; certainty, unconditionality. [First attested in the 17th century.]
  5. Independent autonomy. [First attested in the 17th century.]

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