# modulus

## noun

mod·u·lus
ˈmä-jə-ləs

plural moduli
ˈmä-jə-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 sense 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)

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