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absolute value the magnitude of a real number irrespective of its sign; distance of a real number from zero. [2 definitions]
book value the value of a business, asset, share of stock, or the like, as shown in the financial accounting records. (Cf. market value.)
face value the actual value printed or stamped on the front of money, bonds, stock, or the like. [2 definitions]
market value the value of a business, property, security, commodity, or piece of merchandise in terms of the estimated price for which it can be sold in a given market.
par value see face value.
surplus value in Marxist theory, the difference between the value of the products of a worker's labor and the wage he or she receives, which constitutes the profit made by a capitalist owner of land, a factory, or the like.
value judgment an estimate, usu. subjective, of the worth of a person, object, event, or the like, esp. when such an estimate is not called for.
value-added tax a sales tax paid on the value added to products and services at each stage of manufacturing and distribution.