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absolute advantage
1. The ability to produce a unit of a product using fewer resources than any another producer.
2. A country has an absolute advantage if its output per unit of input of all goods and services produced is greater than that of another country.

If one person, firm, or country can produce more of something with the same amount of effort and resources, they have an absolute advantage over other producers.

The question of what to specialize in and how to maximize the benefits from international trade is determined according to comparative advantage that identifies which activities a country, firm, or individual is most efficient at doing. Both absolute and comparative advantages may change significantly over time.

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absolute age
Time before the present stated in years; referring to geologic events, generally based on measurement of radioactive decay rates and products of minerals or rock substances; such as, the uraniumlead method, carbon-14 method, etc.
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absolute dating, chronometric dating
A calendrical date that applies to a site, artifact, or feature.
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absolute humidity
1. The mass of water vapor in a given amount of the air.
2. The ratio of the mass of water vapor present in the air to the volume occupied by the gas.

The density of water vapor in the air is usually expressed as grams of water vapor per cubic meter of air.

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absolute magnitude, M
1. The magnitude a celestial object would appear to have if it were at a distance of ten parsecs (10 times 3.261633 light years or 32.62 parsecs).
2. A measure of the true or intrinsic brightness of a star as if all stars were the same distance (32.6 light-years) from the observer.
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absolute poverty standard
Establishing a specific income level for a given-sized household below which the household is judged to be living in a state of poverty.
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absolute visual magnitude, Mv
The absolute magnitude of an object measured through a special yellowish filter that approximates the visual range of the human eye.
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absolute weight
The weight (or mass) of a body in a vacuum or the weight of a body considered apart from all modifying influences; such as, the atmosphere.

To determine its absolute weight, a body must be weighed in a vacuum or an allowance must be made for buoyancy (tendency or capacity to remain afloat in a liquid or to rise in air or gas).

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absolute zero
The lowest temperature theoretically possible, corresponding to -459.67 degrees on the Fahrenheit scale and -273.15 degrees on the Celsius scale and it is 0 on the Kelvin temperature scale, which uses the same degrees as the Celsius scale.

Although absolute zero has not been reached, yet, the techniques of cryogenics, the technology for creating temperatures below -200 degrees Celsius, have come closer.

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absolute (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Perfect and complete in quality or nature: Glenn described his lady friend as an example of absolute perfection.
2. Not limited by restrictions or exceptions; unconditional, total trust: Earl told Diane that she had his absolute confidence.
3. Unqualified in extent or degree; total: Marie could hear a pin drop in the absolute silence of the room.
4. Unconstrained by constitutional, a counterbalancing group, or other provisions, etc. in the exercise of governmental power; especially, when arbitrary or despotic: James was an absolute ruler in his position as the absolute monarch.
5. Not to be doubted or questioned; positive, certain: The police have absolute proof of Philip's guilt.
6. Relating to units of measurement derived from fundamental units of length, mass, and time: The laboratory was supplied with the necessary equipment to determine the absolute temperature of the liquids.
7. Noting or pertaining to the scale of a grading system based on an individual's performance considered as representing his or her knowledge of a given subject regardless of the performance of others in a group: Jessica's absolute performance during the year qualifies her for the special graduation honors.
8. Etymology: from Latin absolutus and absolvere, "to set free, to make separate".

Logically, absolute terms cannot be compared, as with "more" and "most", or used with an "intensive modifier"; such as, "very" or "so" because something either is complete or it is not. It cannot be "more complete" than something else; consequently, sentences; such as, "Mike wanted to make his record collection more complete", and "Joyce can improve the sketch by making the lines more perpendicular", are often criticized as being illogical.

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absolute advantage (s), absolute advantages (pl) (noun forms)
In economics, the ability of a country, individual, company, or region to produce more of a good or service with the same amount of resources, or the same amount of a good or service with fewer resources, than the cost at which any other comparable entity produces that good or service.
This entry is located in the following unit: solv-, -solu-, solut-, -sol, -soluble, -solubility, -solvent (page 1)
absolute expansion (s), absolute expansions (pl) (noun forms)
In thermodynamics, the true expansion of a liquid with a change in temperature, allowing for the expansion of the container holding the liquid in calculating this measurement.
This entry is located in the following unit: solv-, -solu-, solut-, -sol, -soluble, -solubility, -solvent (page 1)
absolute glaucoma (s) (noun), absolute glaucomas (pl)
Blindness that results from the increased pressure in the eyes and damage to the optic nerves: Although the composer was diagnosed with absolute glaucoma, she was determined it would not end her career.

Craig was afflicted with absolute glaucoma during the final years of his life.

absolute humidity (s), absolute humidities (pl) (noun forms)
A statement about humidity that describes the mass of water vapor present in relation to the unit volume of space that it occupies; usually, expressed in grams per cubic meter.
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absolute permeability (s) (noun), absolute permeabilities (pl)
A measurement of the ability of a fluid; such as, oil, gas, or water, to flow through a rock formation when the formation is at complete saturation.
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absolute volt (s) (noun), absolute volts (pl)
The potential difference necessary to produce a current of one ampere through an electric circuit with a resistance of one ohm (unit of electrical resistance): Because the production of absolute current and voltage must equal mechanical power, experiments that realize the absolute volt involve mechanical effects and are inherently difficult; usually, requiring many years to complete.