Absolute Value


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Absolute Value

The value of a variable without regard to whether it is positive or negative. For example, an absolute value of 6% applies whether a company's profits increase 6% or decrease by the same amount.
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Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the ASTON/River Road Focused Absolute Value Fund carefully before investing.
For each of the N eigenvalues of an N x N matrix, we compute the absolute value of the difference between it and the corresponding Matlab eigenvalue.
s] are undistinguishable by the sizes of their absolute values, the idea of Stewart[ 17] was to store a new constant, namely,
In the sequel, given a matrix A, then [absolute value of A] denotes the matrix whose entries are the absolute values of the entries of A.
Approximately 70% of WGR's gas processing throughput is based on percentage of proceeds contracts which are tied directly to the absolute value of both natural gas and NGLs.
The absolute values for "sharpness" or "softness" are not as important as identifying the difference in the two curves.
The underlying reason rests on the assumption that there are no absolute values that have to be respected.
The analysts contend that the inconsistencies in the data, the low absolute values of the odds ratios and "severe methodological limitations" (which they outline in their report) cast doubt on the association between pill use and stroke risk, particularly in young women who do not smoke or have high blood pressure.
Within those walls, people benefited from knowing that there were absolute values.
Given the importance of handsheet density, or bulk, in papermaking applications, this study focused on the correlation between pulp strength properties and handsheet density rather than absolute values of the strength properties.
Parents claimed the program failed to teach absolute values, including that drug use is morally wrong.
Bill C-13 does pertain to absolute values because it deals with the beginning of human life, and whether to protect this life or destroy it for one or other reason such as medical research.