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Absolute describes something that is complete, perfect, pure, unadulterated, unrestricted or unlimited, admitting no exception.

It may also refer to an extreme which cannot be surpassed; e.g. absolute zero (the lowest possible temperature), absolute power (the most supreme power).

The opposite of absolute in many cases is relative. The Fahrenheit and Celsius scales have a relative zero. Relative power is one that is checked (usually by a Parliament).