noun absolute value the positive real number equal to a given real but disregarding its sign. Written | x |. Where r is positive, | r | = r = | –r | 3

noun absolute value 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 3

noun absolute value the magnitude of a real number, disregarding its positive or negative sign 3

noun absolute value the magnitude of a complex number; modulus 3

noun absolute value 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

noun absolute value 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 . 1