Modulo Definition

With respect to a specified modulus.
18 is congruent to 42 modulo 12 because both 18 and 42 leave 6 as a remainder when divided by 12.
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Correcting or adjusting for something, as by leaving something out of account.
This proposal is the best so far, modulo the fact that parts of it need modification.
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Except for differences accounted for by.
"A is the same as B modulo C" means A is the same as B except for differences accounted for by C.
With due allowance for (a specified exception or particular detail).
The "tail recursion modulo cons" technique allows functions that would be tail recursive but for a cons call to be transformed into a tail recursive form.
All mammals, modulo the monotremes, give birth to live young.

(computing) The operation or function that returns the remainder of one number divided by another.


Origin of Modulo

  • Latin modulō ablative of modulus diminutive of modus measure mode

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin modulō, ablative of modulus (“a measure").

    From Wiktionary

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