Definition of Absoluteness

1. Noun. The quality of being complete or utter or extreme. "The starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections"

Exact synonyms: Starkness, Utterness
Generic synonyms: Bound, Boundary, Limit
Derivative terms: Stark, Stark

2. Noun. The quality of being absolute. "The absoluteness of the pope's decree could not be challenged"

Definition of Absoluteness

1. n. The quality of being absolute; independence of everything extraneous; unlimitedness; absolute power; independent reality; positiveness.

Definition of Absoluteness

1. Noun. (context: obsolete) The fact of being finished or perfected; completeness. (defdate 16th-17th c.) ¹

2. Noun. Absolute authority, unlimited power; despotism. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

3. Noun. The fact of being without qualifications or conditions; certainty, unconditionality. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

4. Noun. Independent autonomy. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

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Definition of Absoluteness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Absoluteness

absolute terms
absolute threshold
absolute thresholds
absolute time
absolute unit
absolute value
absolute values
absolute viscosity
absolute weight
absolute weights
absolute zero
absolute zeros
absolutely convergent
absolutely summable
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Literary usage of Absoluteness

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1. Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism, Idealism by Ralph Barton Perry (1912)
"Thus to give values the absoluteness or objectivity of fact, ... It is important first to distinguish dearly between the absoluteness of values in the above ..."

2. Theology as an Empirical Science by Douglas Clyde Macintosh (1919)
"And finally, that pragmatic absoluteness is true of the Object of religious ... We shall now apply this conception of the pragmatic absoluteness or absolute ..."

3. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"... and sense ; that whereas the latter is fantastical and relative only ; the former reacheth beyond fancy and appearance to the absoluteness of truth. ..."

4. The Conception of God: A Philosophical Discussion Concerning the Nature of by Josiah Royce, Joseph LeConte, George Holmes Howison, Sidney Edward Mezes (1902)
"I refer to absoluteness and Goodness. In calling God the Absolute, we mean that he ... And now I will ask you to look at this attribute of absoluteness or ..."

5. The Persistent Problems of Philosophy: An Introduction to Metaphysics by Mary Whiton Calkins (1912)
"2 (b) The freedom of the finite self as related to the absoluteness of the absolute self Most difficult of all the problems which confront monistic ..."

6. The Place of Prayer in the Christian Religion by James Mann Campbell (1915)
"The absoluteness of the Spiritual. "All things whatsoever" (Matt. 2I. 22). ... Hence the absoluteness that belongs to prayer relates to the spiritual, ..."

7. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"Purposes of God farther considered, and their nature explained. Their independence and absoluteness evinced. ..."

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