Definition of modulus
1a
: 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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The first known use of modulus was in 1753
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