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"absolute" in British English

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absoluteadjective

uk   /ˈæb.sə.luːt/  us   /ˈæb.sə.luːt/
  • absolute adjective (VERY GREAT)

B2 very great or to the largest degree possible: a man of absolute integrity/discretion I have absolute faith in her judgment. There was no absolute proof of fraud.
B2 [before noun] used when expressing a strong opinion: He's an absolute idiot! That's absolute rubbish!

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  • absolute adjective (POWERFUL)

An absolute ruler has unlimited power: an absolute monarch
(Definition of absolute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"absolute" in American English

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absoluteadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈæb·səˌlut, ˌæb·səˈlut/
without limit, very great, or to the largest degree possible: She demanded absolute silence. The day was an absolute (= complete) disaster.
certain; not to be doubted: Health insurance is an absolute necessity.
(Definition of absolute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"absolute" in Business English

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absoluteadjective

uk   us   /ˈæbsəluːt/
very great or to the largest degree possible: The board said they had absolute confidence in the CEO, despite the company's difficulties.
[before noun] used when expressing a strong opinion: It's an absolute disgrace!
(Definition of absolute from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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