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modulus

Noun

1 an integer that can be divided without remainder into the difference between two other integers; "2 is a modulus of 5 and 9"
2 the absolute value of a complex number
3 (physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substance [also: moduli (pl)]

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English

Noun

  1. The base with respect to which a congruence is computed.
  2. The absolute value of a complex number
  3. A coefficient that expresses how much of a certain property is possessed by a certain substance.
  4. A name given to the remainder of a number, often called mod or %.

Translations

absolute value of a complex number

Extensive Definition

Modulus may refer to:

See also

modulus in German: Modulus
modulus in Spanish: Módulo
modulus in French: Modulo
modulus in Dutch: Modulus
modulus in Japanese: モジュラス
modulus in Portuguese: Módulo
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