Absolute value is a distinct mathematical principle that states a value without regard to its status as a positive or negative value.
The absolute value of a number is the value of the number without consideration of whether it represents a positive or negative value.
The absolute value is the distance from zero without regard to which side of the zero the number occurs.
Absolute value is noted in mathematical formulas with a vertical line on each side of the number or variable.
By definition, an absolute value can never be a negative value.
Another way to think of the absolute value would be to look at a number line with zero in the middle.
At decree nisi stage the parties are almost, but not quite, divorced.
The parties are still able to change their minds about getting divorced.
Up and down are arbitrary or relative terms after all, in the universe.Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source "to set free, make separate" (see absolve).Most of the current senses also were in the Latin word.That is why it is called : the Latin term for “unless.” There is a six week and one day minimum mandatory period between grant of decree nisi and decree absolute, so that if the couple do want to change their minds, they will remain married. I have one client who has twice obtained decree nisi from her husband, only to backtrack from the point at which the divorce was to be finalised.So it is a worthwhile part of the procedure and serves its purpose.