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Absolute value

Definition of the noun absolute value

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  1. a real number regardless of its sign
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of absolute value: numerical value
    • more generic term: definite quantity = a specific measure of amount
    • more specific word: modulus = the absolute value of a complex number

Alternative definition of the noun absolute value


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


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  1. Absolute value: In mathematics, the absolute value |x| of a real number x is the non-negative value of x without regard to its sign. Namely, |x| = x for a positive x, |x| = −x for a negative x, and |0| = 0. For example, the absolute value of 3 is 3, and the absolute value of −3 is also 3. The absolute value of a number may be thought of as its distance from zero.
    • also known as Valoare absolută, 绝对值
  2. Absolute value: In mathematics, an absolute value is a function which measures the "size" of elements in a field or integral domain.
    • also known as 绝对赋值

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Google previewMathematics Illustrated Dictionary (2003)

Facts, Figures, and People by Jeanne Bendick

absolute value 15 abundant number or excessive number Larger measures use the mks (meter, kilogram, and second) system. absolute value. The absolute value of a number, whether it is positive or negative, is always positive. For example ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Mathematics

by Blackie

abscissa absolute value rules (A2) There is an element e in A such that a *e = e* a=a for all a in A (Inverse element). (A3) For any a in A, there exists b in A such that a *b =b*a=e (Identity element). (A4) For all a,b in A, we have a *b = b *a (the ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

by M N Doja

absolute value The distance from the ...

Google previewPatrick-Turner's Industrial Automation Dictionary (1996)

by Clarence T. Jones, S. Percy Jones

absolute value error: The magnitude of the error disregarding the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Mathematics (2012)

by Michiel Hazewinkel

Aleksandrov AMS 1980 Subject Classification: 54A05 ABSOLUTE VALUE, modulus, of a real number a - The...

The absolute value (modulus) of a complex number z = x + iy, where x and y are real numbers, is the number + Vx* +y”.

Google previewCRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Second Edition (2002)

by Eric W. Weisstein

The absolute value is therefore always greater than or equal to 0. The same notation is used to denote the MODULUS of a COMPLEX NUMBER z0x'iy; zjj ffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffi x2'y2 p ; a P-ADIC NORM, or a general VALUATION.

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

ABS: Absolute value function for computer systems or online access. ABSOLUTE ADDRESS: Fixed computer system memory location. ABSOLUTE LINK: A direct hyperlink to a specific file on a network server. ABSOLUTE URL: Web site ...

Google previewFiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary (2002)

by J.K. Petersen

absolute value. See absolute value. ABS See Alternate Billing Services, abscissa Conventionally the horizontal axis or X-axis in a Cartesian coordinate system. Absent Subscriber Service, Vacation Service A service ...

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