absolute value

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a real number regardless of its sign

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Another student explained "if we add a constant, it changes the y values; but if we add the constant to the inside of the absolute value, then we change the x values".
The minimum distance at the median point is then the sum of the absolute values of the magnitudes of the points (houses) to the left and right of the median point.
However, to avoid ambiguity with analytical expression of their absolute values as well as with sorting of their values, we have to restrict the derivation only for their positive values.
Unfortunately, the disappearance of that 'unquestioning faith in the future and the absolute value of our civilization' which was characteristic of the 20's in Europe and England does not apply in general to Canada and America.
Results examining the absolute value of unexpected earnings (measured using a seasonal random walk [SRW] model and, separately, using analysts' forecasts) show a decline in the SRW measure and no pattern in the analyst measure.
Both the uncertainty in and the absolute value of the survival ratio can vary widely from company to company due to the leveraged effect of claim payments and differences in underlying exposures and practices.
He ignored the minus signs, thereby taking the absolute value of the terms.
The relationship between the absolute value of a price change ([absolute value of [Delta]P]) and volume (V) in the stock market has been much studied.
The message of Pope John Paul's Evangelium Vitae (Gospel of Life) is that human life is always and everywhere sacred - an absolute value which democracies ignore at the peril of totalitarianism should they permit abortion, euthanasia, and the use of new reproductive technologies.
Suppose that (a) the absolute value of the Riemannian sectional curvatures of the [M.
Effective as the close of August 31, 2006, Offshore Oil Engr A will be added to the MSCI China A Value Index and MSCI China A Absolute Value Index.
This growth affected both the foreign markets, where the index registered an absolute value of 103.
The "size" of the complex number is measured by its modulus or absolute value,
Also, our considerations are much more general taking into account that we restrict the function [absolute value of]f(z)] to be bounded from above by the absolute value of a Chebyshev function [C.