absolute leukocytosis n.
An increase in the total number of white blood cells in the blood.
- Absolute magnitude
the magnitude of a star as it would appear to a hypothetical observer at a distance of 10 parsecs or 32.6 light-years. Historical Examples These relations are, absolute magnitude of force, relation of force and of the different arms mutually, and nature of the country. On War Carl von Clausewitz The absolute magnitude of my […]
- Absolute majority
a number of votes constituting more than half of the number cast. a number of voters constituting more than half of the number registered. Contemporary Examples The House normally requires an absolute majority of 218 but, because of vacancies, that number is currently 217. Debt Limit Stalemate Continues On Capitol Hill Ben Jacobs October 14, […]
- Absolute maximum
the largest value a given function assumes on a specified set. Compare (def 4a). Historical Examples This limiting energy is the absolute maximum amount of energy which can operate in the reversible cycle. The Energy System of Matter James Weir Every boat-building company was trying to put overboard an absolute maximum of hulls on that […]
- Absolute minimum
the smallest value a given function assumes on a specified set. Compare (def 5a). Contemporary Examples If it could be duplicated, that would only get Ryan to his absolute minimum level of revenues as a share of GDP. Ryan’s Budget is So Ambitious, it Needs Magic to Work Noah Kristula-Green March 22, 2012 Netanyahu has […]
- Absolute monarch
a monarchy that is not limited or restrained by laws or a constitution. Contemporary Examples Fifteen years later, King Felipe I of Redonda was crowned and ruled as an absolute monarch. So You Want to Rule a Kingdom? A Wacky History of One-Man Nations Nina Strochlic July 16, 2014 Historical Examples A tsarstvo is the […]