Absolute Value

(redirected from Absolute Values)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Random Fibonacci sequences might have leveled off to a constant absolute value because of the subtractions, for example, but they actually escalate exponentially.
F] (as we decided to do), the absolute values norm, the 1-norm [parallel] A[[parallel].
which is also called the absolute values norm of a matrix or the 1-norm.
Several coefficients in the recursion have to be computed only once for the given matrix A, for instance, the squares of the absolute values of all the lower quasiseparable generators.
Compute the sums of the absolute values of the upper portion of the columns.
U] for the absolute values of the eigenvalues of the matrix A is obtained via the following algorithm:
Among the parameters are those which show the average or the maximum of the absolute values of the differences between our N eigenvalues compared to the eigenvalues found by Matlab.
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.