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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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34) Here, we can at least suggest that the desire to reject the transcendence of beauty might stem from a misunderstanding of the meaning of absoluteness in Plato's thought, or more directly in his language, the meaning of 'itself-by-itself-with-itself-ness'.
While these are universal concerns, this largely American-oriented debate places heavy reliance on a civil rights discourse that, as Audrey Chapman once noted, is "characterised by hyper-individualism, exaggerated absoluteness, and is silent about personal, civic, and collective responsibilities.
I have only reached a form reduced to the essential through greater absoluteness and greater abstraction.
By the very nature of its absoluteness it can be said that it is one for which an "other" cannot exist.
It is difficult, Nietzsche rightfully asserts, to explore truth, absoluteness and certainty when so much of science points in one direction over another.
Such statements invoke the ideological absoluteness and (taking him at his word) the sometimes draconian tactics of the fundamentalist faiths he so opposes.
You may wonder about my apparent absoluteness about avoiding absolutisms, which brings us to multiordinal terms-reactions; those that occur and can be used at different levels of abstracting.
As James puts it, "This feeling of the sufficiency of the present moment, of its absoluteness,--this absence of all need to explain it, account for it, or justify it,--is what I call the Sentiment of Rationality.
It is as if a blind trust in the naturalness of the sign had been merely replaced by a wholehearted devotion to the absoluteness of culture.
I was somewhat taken aback, both by the chilling absoluteness of his answer and by the very real sadness with which he expressed himself.
The final part deals with systematic topics: Jesus and the Gentiles; the absoluteness, uniqueness, and universality of Jesus Christ; and the convergence of world religions and Christocentrism.
While Woolf, as I shall suggest later in this essay, moves beyond the absoluteness of this position, this statement is often accepted exactly as it stands, closing down the possibilities of expression for those in pain.