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# modular arithmetic

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noun

arithmetic in which numbers that are congruent modulo a given number are treated as the same.Compare congruence (def. 3), modulo, modulus (def. 2b).

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## Origin of modular arithmetic

First recorded in 1955–60

## Words nearby modular arithmetic

modock wool, mod. praesc., Modred, Mods, modular, modular arithmetic, modularity, modularize, modulate, modulation, modulator

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