a fact or circumstance that disqualifies a person from lawful marriage.
He did not remember to have met during his long career an invincible resistance or an absolute impediment.
The Widow Lerouge Emile Gaboriau
- Absolute hyperopia
absolute hyperopia absolute hyperopia n. Manifest hyperopia that cannot be overcome by accommodation.
- Absolute index of refraction
See under . a number indicating the speed of light in a given medium as either the ratio of the speed of light in a vacuum to that in the given medium (absolute index of refraction) or the ratio of the speed of light in a specified medium to that in the given medium (relative […]
- Absolute judgment
noun (psychol) any judgment about a single stimulus, e.g. about the value of one of its properties or about whether it is present or absent Compare comparative judgment Historical Examples In view of such inconsistencies, how is it possible to pass any absolute judgment on men? Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.2/3, 1836-1840 Duchesse […]
- Absolute leukocytosis
absolute leukocytosis absolute leukocytosis n. An increase in the total number of white blood cells in the blood.