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.
American Heritage
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.
American Heritage
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.

With respect to a specified modulus. Eighteen is congruent to 42 modulo 12 because both 18 and 42 leave 6 as remainder when divided by 12.
American Heritage Science

In telecommunications, referring to the window size, which identifies the maximum number of bytes, frames, or packets that a device can transmit without an acknowledgement from the receiver. As an example, the X.25 protocol has a windowing mechanism that specifies the number of packets that one router can transmit to another without receiving an acknowledgement. TCP has a similar mechanism that is expresses in bytes. Windowing serves as flow control and error control mechanisms. Modulo 8, for example, allows the transmission of 7 datasets without an acknowledgement, but requires an acknowledgement after the 8th dataset. See also error control, flow control, TCP, and X.25.

Webster's New World Telecom

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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