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modulus


mod·u·lus  (mj-ls)
n. pl. mod·u·li (-l)
1. Abbr. m or M Physics A quantity that expresses the degree to which a substance possesses a property, such as elasticity.
2.
a. Mathematics The absolute value of a complex number.
b. Abbr. mod A number by which two given numbers can be divided and produce the same remainder.
c. The number by which a logarithm in one system must be multiplied to obtain the corresponding logarithm in another system.

[Latin, diminutive of modus, measure; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

modulus [ˈmɒdjʊləs]
n pl -li [-ˌlaɪ]
1. (Physics / General Physics) Physics a coefficient expressing a specified property of a specified substance See bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity, Youngs modulus
2. (Mathematics) Maths another name for the absolute value (sense 2) of a complex number
3. (Mathematics) Maths the number by which a logarithm to one base is multiplied to give the corresponding logarithm to another base
4. (Mathematics) 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 [2]
[from Latin, diminutive of modus measure]

modulus  (mj-ls)
Plural moduli (mj-l)
1. A number by which two given numbers can be divided and produce the same remainder.
2. 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).
3. The number by which a logarithm to one base must be multiplied to obtain the corresponding logarithm to another base.
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