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## mod·u·lus

(mŏj′ə-ləs)*n.*

*pl.*

**mod·u·li**(-lī′)

**1.**

*Abbr.*

**m**or

**M**

*Physics*A quantity that expresses the degree to which a substance possesses a property, such as elasticity.

**2.**

*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.

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## modulus

(ˈmɒdjʊləs)*n*,

*pl*

**-li**(-ˌlaɪ)

**1.**(General Physics)

*physics*a coefficient expressing a specified property of a specified substance. See bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity, Young's modulus

**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

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[C16: from Latin, diminutive of

*modus*measure]Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

## mod•u•lus

(ˈmɒdʒ ə ləs)*n.,*

*pl.*

**-li**(lī).

**1.**a coefficient pertaining to a physical property.

**2.**

**a.**number by which the logarithms in one system are multiplied to yield the logarithms in another.

**b.**a quantity by which two given quantities can be divided to yield the same remainders.

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Noun | 1. | modulus - an integer that can be divided without remainder into the difference between two other integers; "2 is a modulus of 5 and 9"integer, whole number - any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero; "an integer is a number that is not a fraction" |

2. | modulus - the absolute value of a complex numberabsolute value, numerical value - a real number regardless of its sign | |

3. | modulus - (physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substancenatural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics" coefficient - a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic coefficient of elasticity, elastic modulus, modulus of elasticity - (physics) the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic body |

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