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).

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Origin of modular arithmetic

First recorded in 1955–60

Words nearby modular arithmetic

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