noun, plural mod·u·li [moj-uh-ahy]. /ˈmɒdʒ ə aɪ/.
- 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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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
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
The most important of these are the “modulus of compression” (or “bulk modulus”) and the “rigidity” (or “modulus of shear”).
Young's modulus is employed in the cases of stretching and bending.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
That least distance is called by Moseley the modulus of stability.