the determination of the age of an object with reference to a specific time scale, such as a fixed calendar or in years before present (BP), based on measurable physical or chemical qualities or associations with written records; also called chronometric dating
The date of a coin is an absolute date.
- Absolute glaucoma
absolute glaucoma absolute glaucoma n. The final stage of blindness in glaucoma. Historical Examples Only such eyes as have high hypertony, for example, in absolute glaucoma, are unaffected during chloroform narcosis. Glaucoma Various
- Absolute hemianopsia
absolute hemianopsia absolute hemianopsia n. Hemianopsia in which the affected half of the visual field is insensitive to all visual stimuli.
- Absolute humidity
the mass of water vapor present in a unit volume of moist air. Historical Examples The absolute humidity as a whole decreases as the temperature falls. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5 Various The absolute humidity is low, often less than ten grams per cubic metre. Wind and Weather Alexander McAdie The relative […]
- Absolute impediment
a fact or circumstance that disqualifies a person from lawful marriage. Historical Examples He did not remember to have met during his long career an invincible resistance or an absolute impediment. The Widow Lerouge Emile Gaboriau