modulus
[ mojuhluh s ]
/ ˈmɒdʒ ə ləs /

noun, plural mod·u·li [mojuhahy] /ˈmɒdʒ ə aɪ/.
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.
 absolute value.
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British Dictionary definitions for modulus
modulus
/ (ˈmɒdjʊləs) /
noun plural li (ˌlaɪ)
physics a coefficient expressing a specified property of a specified substanceSee bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity, Young's modulus
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 integers7 is a modulus of 25 and 11 See also congruence (def. 2)
Word Origin for modulus
C16: from Latin, diminutive of modus measure
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Science definitions for modulus
modulus
[ mŏj′ələs ]
Plural moduli (mŏj′əlī′)
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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