modulus

noun mod·u·lus \ ˈmä-jə-ləs \

Definition of modulus

plural moduli play \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
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
c (1) : the number (such as a positive integer) or other mathematical entity (such 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 : a constant or coefficient that expresses usually numerically the degree to which a body or substance possesses a particular property (such as elasticity)

Origin and Etymology of modulus

New Latin, from Latin, small measure


Medical Dictionary

modulus

noun mod·u·lus \ ˈmäj-ə-ləs \

medical Definition of modulus

plural moduli play \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
: 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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