modular arithmetic


noun

arithmetic in which numbers that are congruent modulo a given number are treated as the same.Compare congruence(def 2), modulo, modulus(def 2b).

Nearby words

  1. modoc,
  2. modock wool,
  3. modred,
  4. mods,
  5. modular,
  6. modularity,
  7. modularize,
  8. modulate,
  9. modulation,
  10. modulator

Origin of modular arithmetic

First recorded in 1955–60

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