Also called numerical value. the magnitude of a quantity, irrespective of sign; the distance of a quantity from zero. The absolute value of a number is symbolized by two vertical lines, as |3| or |−3| is equal to 3.

2.

the square root of the sum of the squares of the real and imaginary parts of a given complex number, as |a + b i | is equal to .

The point is not what the absolute value the impact factor of a particular journal has, but where the journal ranks.

From that perspective, a share's absolute value is less important than that its price is rising.

The absolute value of this probability means little.

Truth at big events is a manufactured commodity, not an absolute value.

In my view, the former has a set of universal and absolute value not to be compromised any time any where for anyone.

The emphasis should be on the absolute value of the individual and the universal applicability of basic rights.

One of the few givens of our nihilistic age of information is that information is an absolute value.

Cheesiness of tv sci-fi shows really needs to be expressed as a ratio rather than an absolute value.

Every life begins with the same absolute value system.

For it is not the foreignness or size or nutritive qualities of a fruit that determine its absolute value.

British Dictionary definitions for absolute value

absolute value

noun (maths)

1.

the positive real number equal to a given real but disregarding its sign. Written | x |. Where r is positive, | r | = r = | –r

2.

Also called modulus. a measure of the magnitude of a complex number, represented by the length of a line in the Argand diagram: |x + iy | = √(x² + y²), so | 4 + 3i | = 5

absolute value The value of a number without regard to its sign. For example, the absolute value of +3 (written |+3|) and the absolute value of -3 (written |-3|) are both 3.