absolute value

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.səˌlut ˈvæl.ju/, /ˌæb.səˈljut ˈvæl.ju/

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absolute value (plural absolute values)

  1. (mathematics) For a complex number, the principal square root of the sum of the squares of its real and imaginary parts. Denoted by | |.
    The absolute value |x| of a real number x is x if x is non-negative, and -x if x is negative.

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