
Definition of Modulus
1. Noun. An integer that can be divided without remainder into the difference between two other integers. "2 is a modulus of 5 and 9"
2. Noun. The absolute value of a complex number.
3. Noun. (physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substance.
Generic synonyms: Coefficient
Specialized synonyms: Coefficient Of Elasticity, Elastic Modulus, Modulus Of Elasticity
Definition of Modulus
1. n. A quantity or coefficient, or constant, which expresses the measure of some specified force, property, or quality, as of elasticity, strength, efficiency, etc.; a parameter.
Definition of Modulus
1. Noun. (mathematics) The base with respect to which a congruence is computed. ¹
2. Noun. (mathematics) The absolute value of a complex number. ¹
3. Noun. (physics) A coefficient that expresses how much of a certain property is possessed by a certain substance. ¹
4. Noun. (computing programming) An operator placed between two numbers, to get the remainder of the division of those numbers. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Modulus
1. a number that produces the same remainder when divided into each of two numbers [n LI]
Medical Definition of Modulus
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Origin: L, a small measure. See Module.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Modulus
Literary usage of Modulus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Smithsonian Physical Tables by Smithsonian Institution, Thomas Gray (1896)
"The Young's modulus of elasticity is used in connection with elongated bare ...
In the case of an Isotropie substance the Young's modulus is related to the ..."
2. Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 18001900: Subject Indexby Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod by Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod (1908)
"reduced with respect to prime modulus. Pellet, AE Par. ... Integral functions
irreducible with respect to a prime modulus, when degree is equal to modulus. ..."
3. Mathematical and Physical Papers: Collected from Different Scientific by Baron William Thomson Kelvin, Sir Joseph Larmor, James Prescott Joule (1890)
"The amount of the augmentation of period due to diminution of the Young's modulus
must therefore be 1T6 x 10~6. The proportionate diminution of the Young's ..."
4. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1918)
"modulus of Elasticity.—The modulus of elasticity of a material is the constant,
... The modulus of elasticity may be defined as that force, were Hooke's law ..."
5. Laboratory Physics: A Students Manual for Colleges and Scientific Schools by Dayton Clarence Miller (1903)
"YOUNG'S modulus BY STRETCHING (a) Determine the modulus of elasticity and the
elastic limit of a short iron wire. (b) Determine the modulus of elasticity of ..."
6. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1914)
"modulus of Elasticity.—The modulus of elasticity of a material is the constant,
which with the elastic limit expresses the ratio between the unit stress and ..."
7. Algebra: An Elementary Text Book for the Higher Classes of Secondary Schools by George Chrystal (1889)
"If m be any positive integer whatever, which we call &t modulus, two integers,
M and N, which have the same remit/fa when divided by m are said to be ..."
8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Remark that for air the static " lengthmodulus of compression " at constant
temperature is the same as «hat is often technically called the " height of the ..."