modulus


mod·u·lus

noun \ˈmä-jə-ləs\
plural mod·u·li\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Definition of MODULUS

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
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:  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

mod·u·lus

noun \ˈmäj-ə-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural mod·u·li \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Medical Definition of MODULUS

: 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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