Definition of Absolute value

1. Noun. A real number regardless of its sign.

Exact synonyms: Numerical Value
Generic synonyms: Definite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Modulus



Definition of Absolute value

1. Noun. (mathematics) For a real number, its numerical value without regard to its sign; formally, -1 times the number if the number is negative, and the number unmodified if it is zero or positive. ¹

2. Noun. (mathematics) For a complex number, the square root of the sum of the squares of its real and imaginary parts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Absolute Value

absolute space-time
absolute state
absolute states
absolute superlative
absolute superlatives
absolute system
absolute system of units
absolute temperature
absolute term
absolute terminal innervation ratio
absolute terms
absolute threshold
absolute thresholds
absolute time
absolute unit
absolute value (current term)
absolute values
absolute viscosity
absolute weight
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absoluteness
absolutenesses
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Literary usage of Absolute value

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1. Pelicotetics, Or, The Science of Quantity: Or, The Science of Quantity. An by Archibald Sandeman (1868)
"1/3300) and therefore too Hx^' a. less than any given absolute value. For any given value of x then that has an absolute value less than i however many be ..."

2. The Value of Money by Benjamin McAlester Anderson (1917)
"We should find it fitting in with the absolute value notion of Adam Smith ... It is an absolute value. It is a causal coefficient with the absolute value, ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The absolute value of the specific heat deduced necessarily depends on the absolute ... The absolute value of the EMF of the Clark eel Is employed was ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"It is very easy to see that if all the a's of equation (3) which are not zero are equal to each other in absolute value, and furthermore if the standard ..."

5. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by William Anthony Granville, Percey Franklyn Smith (1904)
"Numerical or absolute value. By the numerical value or absolute value of a real ... The numerical or absolute value of a is denoted by the symbol |a|. ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The absolute value of the specific heat deduced necessarily depends on the absolute ... The absolute value of theE.MF of t he Clark cells employed was ..."

7. A Course in Mathematical Analysis by Edouard Goursat, Earle Raymond Hedrick (1916)
"Let p and m denote, respectively, the absolute value and the angle of a + bi; ... The absolute value of a complex quantity z is represented by the same ..."

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