THERE IS A MISTAKE!
RSSI is relative size
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but this article is not about 802.11
Typically RSSI also in Cellular networks is relative. How Cellular modem gives out the value depends on the manufacturer and its interpretation. https://i.imgur.com/Tu17wZP.png
I've modified the description by adding a sentence that RSSI values represent a relative signal strength measurement whose actual meaning depends on the measuring device