# modulus

mod·u·lusnoun

*pl.*-·u·li·

- Math.
- the absolute value of a complex number, computed by adding the squares of each part and taking the positive square root of the sum (i.e.: the modulus of
*a*+*bi*is ) - a quantity which gives the same remainders when it is the divisor of two quantities
- the factor by which a logarithm to one base is multiplied to change it to a logarithm to another base

- the absolute value of a complex number, computed by adding the squares of each part and taking the positive square root of the sum (i.e.: the modulus of
- Physics a quantity expressing the response of a sample of material to an external stimulus, as mechanical stress: the response is usually expressed as a fractional change in the physical quantity being affected

Origin of modulus

Modern Latin from L: see module

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## modulus

noun

*pl.*

**mod·u·li,**

*Abbr.***m**or**M***Physics*A quantity that expresses the degree to which a substance possesses a property, such as elasticity.-
*Mathematics***a.**The square root of the product of a complex number and its complex conjugate.**b.***Abbr.***mod**A natural number used as a specified divisor in modular arithmetic.**c.**The number by which a logarithm in one system must be multiplied to obtain the corresponding logarithm in another system.

Origin of modulus

Latin*diminutive of*

*modus*

*measure*; see

*med-*in Indo-European roots.

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(*plural* moduli)

- (mathematics) The base with respect to which a congruence is computed.
- (mathematics) The absolute value of a complex number.
- (physics) A coefficient that expresses how much of a certain property is possessed by a certain substance.
- (computing, programming) An operator placed between two numbers, to get the remainder of the division of those numbers.

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## modulus - Computer Definition

See modulo.

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