Absolute Value Definition

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 4
Webster'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

(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; the distance of a quantity from zero on a number line.

  • numerical value

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