## ABSOLUTEVALUE

### Absolute value

In mathematics, the**absolute value**of a real number is the non-negative value of without regard to its sign. Namely, for a positive , for a negative , and . 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.

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### absolute value

#### Noun

- 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; the distance of a quantity from zero on a number line.
- For a complex number, the square root of the sum of the squares of its real and imaginary parts.

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