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
Owing to the yielding of joints when a beam is first loaded a smaller modulus of elasticity should be taken than for a solid bar.
An ear but moderately learned in that language cannot be deceived as to the rate and modulus of the suffering which it indicates.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols) | Thomas De Quincey
This modulus is found in the diameter of the column, and the standard of proportion which is based upon it is called a canon.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) | Georges Perrot
The measure of the stiffness of wood is termed the modulus of elasticity (or coefficient of elasticity).The Mechanical Properties of Wood | Samuel J. Record
The modulus of rupture in bending lies between the first power and the square of the density.The Mechanical Properties of Wood | Samuel J. Record
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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