absolute value
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæb.səˌlut ˈvæl.ju/, /ˌæb.səˈljut ˈvæl.ju/

absolute value (plural absolute values)

  1. (mathematics) For a complex number a+bi, the principal square root of the sum of the squares of its real and imaginary parts, \sqrt{a^2+b^2}. Denoted by | |.
    The absolute value |x| of a real number x is \sqrt{x^2}, which is equal to x if x is non-negative, and −x if x is negative.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: module
  • Italian: modulo
  • Russian: абсолю́тная величина́
  • Spanish: valor absoluto

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