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They are to face oppression with humble persistence and absolute conviction.
House rules require an absolute majority of members voting to choose a speaker.
Absent a body, no one can say with absolute certainty whether Castro is dead, even if all signs point in that direction.
Not quite, but at one point the temperature registered 29 below zero, with 21 inches of snow.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’|Jennie Yabroff|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And this song is just absolute genius and totally universal.
Solely over one man therein thou hast quite absolute control.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Marriage is like Mayonnaise sauce, either a great success or an absolute and entire failure.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
But the day he planned to start was very cold—the mercury stood twenty-seven below zero.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
He was greeted by hoots and jeers, but with absolute imperturbability he reorganised his forces and checked the enemy.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
It is evident that an absolute increase of any variety may be accompanied by a relative decrease.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
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A Closer Look
The temperature of a substance is determined by the average velocity of its molecules: the faster they move, the warmer the substance. At absolute zero molecules have minimal kinetic energy (or zero-point energy) and heat energy cannot be extracted from them. The molecules are not motionless, however, due to the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics, which entails that the atoms cannot have both a fixed position and zero momentum at the same time; instead, the molecules of a substance at absolute zero are always wiggling in some manner. Absolute zero is zero degrees Kelvin, equal to -273.15 degrees Celsius and -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest known place in the universe is the Boomerang Nebula, where the temperature is -272° Celsius. Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have gone much lower than that by using laser traps and other techniques to cool rubidium to 2 X 10-9 degrees Kelvin.
Cultural definitions for absolute zero
The lowest temperature that can be attained by matter, corresponding to the point at which most motion in atoms stops. Absolute zero is about –273 degrees on the Celsius scale and about –460 on the Fahrenheit (see also Fahrenheit) scale.