# Absolute Value Definition

noun

The numerical value of a real number without regard to its sign. For example, the absolute value of −4 (written |-4|) is 4.

American Heritage

The magnitude of a real number, disregarding its positive or negative sign.

The

*absolute value*of −4 or +4, written |−4| or |+4|, is 4Webster's New World

The modulus of a complex number, equal to the square root of the sum of the squares of the real and imaginary components of the number.

American Heritage

The magnitude of a complex number; modulus.

Webster's New World

Synonyms:

- numerical value

## Other Word Forms of Absolute Value

### Noun

Singular:

absolute value
Plural:

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