modular arithmetic

noun

Definition of modular arithmetic

: arithmetic that deals with whole numbers where the numbers are replaced by their remainders after division by a fixed number in a modular arithmetic with modulus 5, 3 multiplied by 4 is 2

First Known Use of modular arithmetic

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of modular arithmetic was in 1941

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“Modular arithmetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/modular%20arithmetic. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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