absolute state

noun

Definition of absolute state

in the grammar of the Semitic languages
: the form that is characteristic of a noun when it is not linked in a grammatical construction with another noun (as Hebrew bēn “son”) — compare construct state, emphatic state

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First Known Use of absolute state

1752, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of absolute state was in 1752

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“Absolute state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absolute%20state. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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