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ab·so·lute

(ab'sō-lūt), Although the traditional pronunciation is as shown, the word is often stressed on the last syllable in the U.S.
Unconditional; unlimited; uncombined; undiluted (as in reference to alcohol); certain.
[L. absolutus, complete, pp. of ab-solvo, to loosen from]

absolute

/ab·so·lute/ (ab´sah-lldbomact) free from limitations; unlimited; uncombined.

absolute

[ab′səlo̅o̅t]
unconditional, unrestricted, or independent of arbitrary standards.

ab·so·lute

(abs, A) (ab'sŏ-lūt) Although the traditional pronunciation is as shown, the word is often stressed on the last syllable in the U.S.
Unconditional; unlimited; uncombined; undiluted (as in reference to alcohol); certain.
[L. absolutus, complete, pp. of ab-solvo, to loosen from]

absolute,

n a residue obtained from aromatic plant material via the methods of solvent extraction or enfleurage. The residue will only contain those volatile oils from the plant that are alcohol soluble. See also enfleurage.

ab·so·lute

(ab'sō-lūt) Although the traditional pronunciation is as shown, the word is often stressed on the last syllable in the U.S.
Unconditional; unlimited; uncombined; undiluted (as in reference to alcohol); certain.
[L. absolutus, complete, pp. of ab-solvo, to loosen from]

absolute

in mathematical terms, the magnitude of a number regardless of sign.

absolute refractory period
extends from the onset of the action potential as the nerve impulse is generated to the stage where the fiber is repolarized and susceptible to the transmission of another impulse.

Patient discussion about absolute

Q. I absolutely hate hospitals and doctors offices and can't stand them. any advice? I was very accident prone growing up so i have a lot of bad memories from the hospital and doctors offices that affect me today. Every time i get hurt or sick i refuse to go to get checked out and recently i did something to my wrist i was worried that i did something bad to it but i still wouldn't go. I'm better now but i need to get over my fears so i can handle these visits to the doctors or I'm worried something bad could happen in the future. Does anyone have any advice on what i should do?

A. this fear surly comes from places you know about. this is a first step! congratulations :).
now you have to figure what to do with them- that a very good situation to be in. all you have to do is choose how you want to overcome your fears. my advise to you is getting a psychologist that specialized in phobias. he can direct you to the next step much better then anyone else. you can also try Biofeedback, a treatment that helps you control your body reactions-
http://psychotherapy.com/bio.html
but i would let the psychologist recommend me a kind of therapy..
good luck!

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As we shall see, the Hegelian absolute is not incompatible with finitude and immanence, as Heidegger suspects.
If we were to search for the absolute in Kant, there would be many candidates: the transcendental apperception in the Transcendental Deduction, the Categorical Imperative, the ethico-teleological unification of theoretical and practical reason in the Third Critique.
If we ask the question: "what corresponds to the absolute in Hegel's mature system?
Before we can even try to answer the question concerning the absolute in Hegel, we shall have to fix a criterion for singling it out.
that this is the result of the dialectic of the absolute in the chapter on "the Absolute" in the Doctrine of Essence.
10) It is obvious that the primary target of Hegel's dialectical analysis of the absolute is Platonist metaphysics broadly construed.
Every metaphysical system that draws a distinction between two worlds is forgetful of this very operation of reflection and hypostatizes it in the "form determination" (SL, 529) of two worlds which build but "one absolute totality" (SL, 529), namely the totality of metaphysical reflection.
the absolute is determined as absolute transcendence, or as absolute identity which outstrips our conceptual capacities.
The absolute is, therefore, introduced as the negation of the world, of the world we try to determine as such.
Various forms of defining this absolute have been recorded.
Given that transcendent metaphysics conceives the absolute as the entirely other that transcends the totality of determinations, it cannot characterize it through any positive predicate.
It is obvious that the negation of all predicates cannot be a reflection performed by the negative absolute itself.