A path relative to the root directory. Its first character must be the pathname separator.
- Absolute pathname
absolute pathname file system A pathname relative to the root directory. (1996-11-21)
- Absolute pitch
the exact pitch of a tone in terms of vibrations per second. Also called perfect pitch. the ability to sing or recognize the pitch of a tone by ear. Historical Examples Every white key on the piano represents an “absolute pitch.” Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer I perceived it instantly, my absolute pitch serving me […]
- Absolute scale
temperature (absolute temperature) as measured on a scale in which the hypothetical lowest limit of physical temperatures is assigned the value zero (absolute zero) as the Kelvin scale. Historical Examples The absolute scale, long familiar to physicists, has recently come into somewhat limited use in meteorology. Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman They will be of immense […]
- Absolute temperature scale
temperature (absolute temperature) as measured on a scale in which the hypothetical lowest limit of physical temperatures is assigned the value zero (absolute zero) as the Kelvin scale. absolute temperature scale A temperature scale having absolute zero as the lowest temperature. Absolute temperature scales only have positive numbers. The Kelvin scale and the Rankine scale […]
- Absolute space
space that is not affected by what occupies it or occurs within it and that provides a standard for distinguishing inertial systems from other frames of reference.