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absolute value

noun

Definition of ABSOLUTE VALUE

1
:  a nonnegative number equal in numerical value to a given real number
2
:  the positive square root of the sum of the squares of the real and imaginary parts of a complex number

First Known Use of ABSOLUTE VALUE

1889

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