modulus

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Noun[edit]

modulus (plural moduli)

  1. (mathematics) The base with respect to which a congruence is computed.
  2. (mathematics) The absolute value of a complex number.
  3. (physics) A coefficient that expresses how much of a certain property is possessed by a certain substance.
  4. (computing, programming) An operator placed between two numbers, to get the remainder of the division of those numbers.

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  • (programming): mod, %

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive from modus (measure; manner, way).

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Noun[edit]

modulus m (genitive modulī); second declension

  1. a small measure or interval
  2. (architecture) a module
  3. (aqueducts) a water meter
  4. (music) a rhythmical measure, interval, rhythm, mode, time

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative modulus modulī
genitive modulī modulōrum
dative modulō modulīs
accusative modulum modulōs
ablative modulō modulīs
vocative module modulī

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References[edit]

  • modulus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • modulus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “modulus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • modulus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • modulus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin