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# abs() in Python

• Difficulty Level : Basic
• Last Updated : 06 Aug, 2019

The abs() function is used to return the absolute value of a number.
Syntax:

```abs(number)

number : Can be integer, a floating point
number or a complex number
```

The abs() takes only one argument, a number whose absolute value is to be returned. The argument can be an integer, a floating point number or a complex number.

• If the argument is an integer or floating point number, abs() returns the absolute value in integer or float.
• In case of complex number, abs() returns only the magnitude part and that can also be a floating point number.
 `# Python code to illustrate ``# abs() built-in function`` ` `# floating point number``float` `=` `-``54.26``print``(``'Absolute value of float is:'``, ``abs``(``float``))`` ` `# An integer``int` `=` `-``94``print``(``'Absolute value of integer is:'``, ``abs``(``int``))`` ` `# A complex number``complex` `=` `(``3` `-` `4j``)``print``(``'Absolute value or Magnitude of complex is:'``, ``abs``(``complex``))`

Output:

```Absolute value of float is: 54.26
Absolute value of integer is: 94
Absolute value or Magnitude of complex is: 5.0
```

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