Definitions for "Absolute music"
Instrumental music without illustrative or programmatic intent. A Mozart piano concerto would be a good example, as would a Bach fugue.
Music that is to be enjoyed for its own sake, without reference to any extramusical ideas or images, and that is not meant to be about anything. Compare with program music. Any music that has words cannot, by definition, be considered absolute music. Absolute music is also known as "abstract music".
music whose meaning is abstract, as opposed to program music, which tells a story or projects an image.