Definitions for "Absolute mode"
A state where an object is placed at coordinates relative to the world space origin. Contrast with relative mode.
A mode of the chmod command that enables you to use numbers to represent permission settings.
A method of changing file permissions using 3-digit octal numbers. For example, to add group write permission on a file called report using absolute mode, type chmod 664 report. Note that you must be root or the owner of the file to change permissions on that file. You can also change permissions using symbolic mode.