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Companies

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Absolute Entertainment Absolute Entertainment was an American Video game publisher, video game publishing company. Through its video game developer, development house, Imagineering (company), Imagineering, Absolute Entertainment produced titles for the Amiga, Atari 2600, ...
, a video game publisher *
Absolute Radio Absolute Radio is a British Independent National Radio, National radio station owned and operated by Bauer Radio, Bauer as part of the Absolute Radio Network. It broadcasts nationally across the UK via DAB. Absolute Radio features a Modern ...
, (formerly Virgin Radio), independent national radio station in the UK *
Absolute Software Corporation Absolute Software Corporation (commonly known as Absolute) is an American-Canadian company that specializes in endpoint security and data risk management. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Austin, A ...
, specializes in security and data risk management *
Absolut Vodka Absolut Vodka is a brand of vodka Vodka ( pl, wódka , russian: водка , sv, vodka ) is a clear distilled alcoholic beverage. Different varieties originated in Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country l ...

Absolut Vodka
, a brand of Swedish vodka


Mathematics and science

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Absolute (geometry)Absolute may refer to: Companies * Absolute Entertainment, a video game publisher * Absolute Radio, (formerly Virgin Radio), independent national radio station in the UK * Absolute Software Corporation, specializes in security and data risk managem ...
, the quadric at infinity *
Absolute (perfumery) Used in perfumery and aromatherapy, absolutes are similar to essential oils. They are concentrated, highly aroma compound, aromatic, oily mixtures extracted from plants. Whereas essential oils are produced by distillation, boiling or Expeller press ...
, a fragrance substance produced by solvent extraction *
Absolute magnitude Absolute magnitude () is a measure of the luminosity of a celestial object, on an inverse Logarithmic scale, logarithmic Magnitude (astronomy), astronomical magnitude scale. An object's absolute magnitude is defined to be equal to the apparent ma ...
, the brightness of a star *
Absolute value In mathematics Mathematics (from Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as numbers (arithmetic and number theory), formulas and related structures (algebra), shapes and spaces in which they are contained (geometry), and quantities an ...

Absolute value
, a notion in mathematics, commonly a number's numerical value without regard to its sign *
Absolute temperature Thermodynamic temperature is a quantity defined in thermodynamics Thermodynamics is a branch of physics that deals with heat, Work (thermodynamics), work, and temperature, and their relation to energy, entropy, and the physical properties of ...

Absolute temperature
, a temperature on the thermodynamic temperature scale *
Absolute zero Absolute zero is the lowest limit of the thermodynamic temperature Thermodynamic temperature is a quantity defined in thermodynamics as distinct from Kinetic theory of gases, kinetic theory or statistical mechanics. A thermodynamic temperature ...
, the lower limit of the thermodynamic temperature scale, -273.15 °C *
Absoluteness In mathematical logic, a formula (mathematical logic), formula is said to be absolute if it has the same truth value in of structure (mathematical logic), structures (also called models). Theorems about absoluteness typically establish relationsh ...
in mathematical logic


Music

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Absolute (production team) Absolute are a United Kingdom, British music production team responsible for a number of hits in the 1990s and the 2000s. History Formed in 1988 by University friends Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins, Absolute initially existed under the name ‘Brist ...
, a British music writing and production team *
Absolute (record compilation) Absolute is the brand of a long-running series of compilation albums owned by the Sweden, Swedish record company EVA Records. Initially, the only albums in the series were called ''Absolute Music'', but starting in 1990 there have been other Theme ...
, a brand of compilation albums from EVA Records * ''Absolute'' (Aion album), 1994 * ''Absolute'' (Time-Life album), an R&B compilation, 2003 * ''The Absolute'' (album), by Ace Augustine, 2011 * ''Absolute'', an album by
Kublai Khan Kublai (; also spelled Qubilai or Kübilai; mn, Хубилай, Khubilai ; ; 23 September  1215 – 18 February 1294), also known by his temple name as Emperor Shizu of Yuan, was the fifth khagan-Emperor of China, emperor of the Mongol Empir ...
, 2019 * ''Absolute'', an album by
the Scientists The Scientists is a post-punk band from Perth, Western Australia, led by Kim Salmon, initially known as the Exterminators and then the Invaders. The band had two primary incarnations: the Perth-based punk rock, punk band of the late 1970s and t ...
, 1991 * "Absolute", a song by the Fray from ''
The Fray The Fray is an American rock music, rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King (guitarist), Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, ''How to Save a Life (album), How to ...
'', 2009 * "Absolute", a song by Scritti Politti from ''
Cupid & Psyche 85 ''Cupid & Psyche 85'' is the second album by British group Scritti Politti, released in the UK on Virgin Records on 10 June 1985. The release continued frontman Green Gartside's embrace of commercial pop music stylings and state-of-the-art music p ...
'', 1985


Philosophy and religion

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Absolute (philosophy) In philosophy Philosophy (from , ) is the study of general and fundamental questions, such as those about Metaphysics, existence, reason, Epistemology, knowledge, Ethics, values, Philosophy of mind, mind, and Philosophy of language, lan ...
, a concept in philosophy *
Absolute truth (Buddhism) The Buddhist doctrine of the two truths () differentiates between two levels of ''satya'' (Sanskrit; Pali: ''sacca''; word meaning truth or reality) in the teaching of the Gautama Buddha, Buddha: the "conventional" or "provisional" (Samvrti, ''sa ...
, describes the ultimate reality as "sunyata", empty of concrete and inherent characteristics


Politics and law

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Absolute defence In law, an absolute defense is a factual circumstance or argument that, if proven, will end the litigation in favor of the defendant. The concept of an absolute Defense (legal), defense is not a rigid one. Statutes frequently use the term mer ...
, a factual circumstance or argument that, if proven, will end the litigation in favor of the defendant *
Absolute liability Absolute liability is a standard of legal liability found in tort and criminal law of various legal jurisdictions. To be convicted of an ordinary crime, in certain jurisdictions, a person must not only have committed a criminal action but also ha ...
, a standard of legal liability found in tort and criminal law of various legal jurisdictions *
Absolute monarchy Absolute monarchy (or absolutism as doctrine) is a form of monarchy in which the monarch holds supreme autocracy, autocratic authority, principally not being restricted by written laws, legislature, or customs. These are often hereditary monar ...
, a monarchical form of government in which the monarch's powers are not limited by a constitution or by the law *
Absolute majority A supermajority, supra-majority, qualified majority, or special majority is a requirement for a proposal to gain a specified level of support which is greater than the threshold of more than one-half used for a majority. Supermajority rules in ...
, a majority of the membership of a group


Other

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Absolute construction In linguistics, an absolute construction is a grammatical construction standing apart from a normal or usual syntactical relation with other words or sentence elements. It can be a non-finite clause that is dependent clause, subordinate in form and ...
, a grammatical construction used in certain languages *
Absolute Manage HEAT LANrev (formerly Absolute Manage) is systems lifecycle management software used by system administrators to automate Information technology, IT administration tasks. The product includes server and client ("agent") software that runs on Micr ...
, a systems lifecycle management software suite * ''The Absolute'' (novel), a book in the ''Animorphs'' series *
DC Comics Absolute Edition DC Comics Absolute Edition is a series of archival quality printings of graphic novels published by DC Comics DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher and the flagship unit of DC Entertainment DC Comics, Inc. is an American comi ...
, a line of high-end comic book reprints * Absolute Press, an imprint of
Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing plc is a British worldwide publishing house of fiction and non-fiction. It is a constituent of the FTSE SmallCap Index The FTSE SmallCap Index is an index of small market capitalisation companies consisting of the 351st ...


See also

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Absolutely (disambiguation) Absolutely may refer to: * Absolutely (Boxer album), ''Absolutely'' (Boxer album), the second rock music album recorded by the band Boxer * Absolutely (Madness album), ''Absolutely'' (Madness album), the 1980 second album from the British ska band ...
* Absolution (disambiguation) * Absolutism (disambiguation) {{disambiguation