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IEVref: | 102-02-06 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | absolute value | ||

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Definition: | for a real number a, the non-negative number equal to a when $a\ge 0$ and equal to −a when $a<0$Note 1 to entry: The absolute value of Note 2 to entry: The concept of absolute value may be applied to real scalar quantities. | ||

Publication date: | 2008-08 | ||

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Internal notes: | 2017-02-20: Editorial revisions in accordance with the information provided in C00019 (IEV 102) - evaluation. JGO | ||

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Note 1 to entry: The absolute value of *a* is denoted $\left|a\right|$; $\mathrm{abs}a$ is also used.

Note 2 to entry: The concept of absolute value may be applied to real scalar quantities.