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# modulus

[ **moj**-*uh*-l*uh*s ]

## noun

*plural***mod·u·li**[moj, -, uh, -ahy].*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.

modulus

/ ˈmɒdjʊləs /

## noun

- 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 See also congruence
*7 is a modulus of 25 and 11*

modulus

/ mŏj**′**ə-ləs /

, Plural *moduli* mŏj**′**ə-lī′

- 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 (*a*^{2}+*b*^{2}). - The number by which a logarithm to one base must be multiplied to obtain the corresponding logarithm to another base.

## Word History and Origins

Origin of modulus^{1}

## Word History and Origins

Origin of modulus^{1}

*modus*measure

## Example Sentences

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.

This modulus is found in the diameter of the column, and the standard of proportion which is based upon it is called a canon.

The measure of the stiffness of wood is termed the modulus of elasticity (or coefficient of elasticity).

The modulus of rupture in bending lies between the first power and the square of the density.

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