Note: In this sense God is called the Absolute by the Theist. The term is also applied by the Pantheist to the universe, or the total of all existence, as only capable of relations in its parts to each other and to the whole, and as dependent for its existence and its phenomena on its mutuallydepending forces and their laws.
Note: It is in dispute among philosophers whether the term, in this sense, is not applied to a mere logicalfiction or abstraction, or whether the absolute, as thus defined, can be known, as a reality, by the human intellect.
To Cusa we can indeed articulately trace, word and thing, the recent philosophy of the absolute. —William Hamilton
(rare) Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.
I am absolute ’t was very Cloten. —Shakespeare, Cymbeline, IV,ii