residue class

noun

Definition of residue class

: the set of elements (such as integers) that leave the same remainder when divided by a given modulus

First Known Use of residue class

1948, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about residue class

Time Traveler for residue class

Time Traveler

The first known use of residue class was in 1948

See more words from the same year

Statistics for residue class

Cite this Entry

“Residue class.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/residue%20class. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

Comments on residue class

What made you want to look up residue class? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!