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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. |