absolute construction


absolute construction
(Grammar) noun phrase that comprises of a noun and some type of modifier (ususally a participle)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • absolute — [ab′sə lo͞ot΄, ab΄sə lo͞ot′] adj. [ME absolut < L absolutus, pp. of absolvere, to loosen from: see ABSOLVE] 1. perfect; complete; whole [absolute silence] 2. not mixed; pure [absolute alcohol] 3. not limited by a constitution, parliament,… …   English World dictionary

  • absolute — adjective Etymology: Middle English absolut, from Anglo French, from Latin absolutus, from past participle of absolvere to set free, absolve Date: 14th century 1. a. free from imperfection ; perfect < it is a most absolute and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • absolute — absoluteness, n. /ab seuh looht , ab seuh looht /, adj. 1. free from imperfection; complete; perfect: absolute liberty. 2. not mixed or adulterated; pure: absolute alcohol. 3. complete; outright: an absolute lie; an absolute denial. 4. free from… …   Universalium

  • Absolute music — (sometimes abstract music) is a term used to describe musicthat is not explicitly about anything, non representational ornon objective. In contrast with program music, absolute music has no references to stories or images or any other kind of… …   Wikipedia

  • Absolute geometry — is a geometry based on an axiom system for Euclidean geometry that does not assume the parallel postulate or any of its alternatives. The term was introduced by János Bolyai in 1832.[1] It is sometimes referred to as neutral geometry,[2] as it is …   Wikipedia

  • Absolute World — in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada is part of a development that includes 5 highrise condominum towers. [cite web|url=http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/cx/?id=109819|title=Absolute City Centre, Mississauga|accessmonthday=20… …   Wikipedia

  • Absolute World — Absolute World, surnommé Marilyn Monroe Towers ou Marilyn Towers,[1],[2] est un projet de construction de cinq gratte ciels résidentiels dans la ville de Mississauga, dans la banlieue de Toronto, au Canada …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Construction surveying — (otherwise known as lay out or setting out ) is to stake out reference points and markers that will guide the construction of new structures such as roads or buildings. These markers are usually staked out according to a suitable coordinate… …   Wikipedia

  • absolute — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not qualified or diminished in any way; total. 2) having unlimited power: an absolute ruler. 3) not relative or comparative: absolute moral principles. 4) Grammar (of a construction) syntactically independent of the rest of the… …   English terms dictionary

  • construction — n. building industry 1) in construction (he is in construction) act of building 2) shoddy construction 3) commercial; modular; residential construction 4) under construction (the new skyscraper is under construction) interpretation 5) to Rut a… …   Combinatory dictionary


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