# modulus

Physics. a coefficient pertaining to a physical property.

Mathematics.

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.

## Origin of modulus

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## Words Nearby modulus

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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 QuinceyThis

*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 PerrotThe measure of the stiffness of wood is termed the

*modulus*of elasticity (or coefficient of elasticity).The Mechanical Properties of Wood | Samuel J. RecordThe

*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

/ (ˈmɒdjʊləs) /

physics a coefficient expressing a specified property of a specified substance: See bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity, Young's 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)

## Origin of modulus

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## Scientific definitions for modulus

[ mŏj′ə-ləs ]

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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