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modular arithmetic

noun
1.
arithmetic in which numbers that are congruent modulo a given number are treated as the same.
Compare congruence (def 2), modulo, modulus (def 2b).
Origin of modular arithmetic
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60
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