Physics. a coefficient pertaining to a physical property.
that number by which the logarithms in one system are multiplied to yield the logarithms in another.
a quantity by which two given quantities can be divided to yield the same remainders.
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How to use modulus in a sentence
The moduli of Young and of simple rigidity lend themselves readily to quantitative laboratory experiments.College Teaching | Paul Klapper
The intensities of the reflected and transmitted lights are the squares of the moduli of these expressions.
The songs of the Wandering Students were in a strict sense moduli as distinguished from versus; popular and not scholastic.Wine, Women, and Song | Various
British Dictionary definitions for modulus
maths the absolute value of a complex number: See absolute value
maths the number by which a logarithm to one base is multiplied to give the corresponding logarithm to another base
maths an integer that can be divided exactly into the difference between two other integers: 7 is a modulus of 25 and 11 See also congruence (def. 2)
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Scientific definitions for modulus
A number by which two given numbers can be divided and produce the same remainder.
The numerical length of the vector that represents a complex number. For a complex number a + bi, the modulus is the square root of (a2 + b2).
The number by which a logarithm to one base must be multiplied to obtain the corresponding logarithm to another base.
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