absolute convergence

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absolute convergence

n.
The mathematical property by which the sum of the absolute values of the terms in a series converge.
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However, a conditionally convergent series, by a suitable permutation of its elements, can take any arbitrary value or even diverge.
The expectation of the game is a conditionally convergent series. As such, its terms can be rearranged to yield any sum whatsoever, including positive infinity and negative infinity.