absolute units


absolute units
Units derived directly from the fundamental units of a system and not based on arbitrary numerical definitions. The differences between absolute and international units were small; both are now superseded by the definitions of SI units

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  • absolute — /ˈæbsəlut / (say absuhlooht) adjective 1. free from imperfection; complete; perfect: *He enjoyed, as always, the absolute quiet of the little garden house after the buzz and jangle of the city –c.j. koch, 1978. 2. not mixed; pure. 3. free from… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • absolute — absoluteness, n. /ab seuh looht , ab seuh looht /, adj. 1. free from imperfection; complete; perfect: absolute liberty. 2. not mixed or adulterated; pure: absolute alcohol. 3. complete; outright: an absolute lie; an absolute denial. 4. free from… …   Universalium

  • absolute — ab•so•lute [[t]ˈæb səˌlut, ˌæb səˈlut[/t]] adj. 1) being fully or perfectly as indicated; complete; perfect 2) free from restriction, limitation, or exception: absolute power; absolute freedom[/ex] 3) outright; unqualified: an absolute lie; an… …   From formal English to slang

  • absolute — adjective Etymology: Middle English absolut, from Anglo French, from Latin absolutus, from past participle of absolvere to set free, absolve Date: 14th century 1. a. free from imperfection ; perfect < it is a most absolute and …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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