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In the context of an OS (*nix, Windows), an absolute (or full) path is one that points to the same location on the file system regardless of the present working directory, e.g. /Users/sandra/Documents/homework.txt.

In the context of the web, an absolute path is synonymous with the URL. At the least, it includes the protocol, domain, and a path to a file or resource, for example: http://www.sandra.me/homework/history.html. In this example, http is the protocol, www.sandra.me is the host, and /homework/history.html is the path.