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modulus

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noun mod·u·lus \ˈmä-jə-ləs\

Definition of modulus

plural mod·u·liplay \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

  1. 1 a :  the factor by which a logarithm of a number to one base is multiplied to obtain the logarithm of the number to a new base b :  absolute value 2 c (1) :  the number (as a positive integer) or other mathematical entity (as a polynomial) in a congruence that divides the difference of the two congruent members without leaving a remainder — compare residue b (2) :  the number of different numbers used in a system of modular arithmetic

  2. 2 :  a constant or coefficient that expresses usually numerically the degree to which a body or substance possesses a particular property (as elasticity)



Origin of modulus

New Latin, from Latin, small measure


First Known Use: 1753


Medical Dictionary

modulus

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noun mod·u·lus \ˈmäj-ə-ləs\

Medical Definition of modulus

plural mod·u·li \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\play play

  1. :  a constant or coefficient that expresses usually numerically the degree to which a substance or body possesses a property (as elasticity)




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