Absolute Value Definition

Use the Absolute Value Calculator to determine the numeric value of a real number. This process is useful in many mathematical computations and may be found in some engineering formulas. The mathematical principle of absolute value is sometimes referred to as modulus.

While the absolute value of a number is stated as the number without a positive or negative sign it is not the same as the positive value of the number. Absolute value is a distinct mathematical principle that states a value without regard to its status as a positive or negative value.