modulus (plural moduli)
- (mathematics) The base with respect to which a congruence is computed.
- (mathematics) The absolute value of a complex number.
- (physics) A coefficient that expresses how much of a certain property is possessed by a certain substance.
- (computing, programming) An operator placed between two numbers, to get the remainder of the division of those numbers.
base with respect to which a congruence is computed
absolute value of a complex number
a coefficient that expresses how much of a certain property is possessed by a certain substance
Diminutive from modus (“measure; manner, way”).
- a small measure or interval
- (architecture) a module
- (aqueducts) a water meter
- (music) a rhythmical measure, interval, rhythm, mode, time
- Catalan: motlle, mòdul (borrowing)
- English: modulus (borrowing)
- Old French: modle, mole (borrowing)
- French: module (borrowing)
- English: module (borrowing)
- Italian: modulo (borrowing)
- Portuguese: módulo (borrowing)
- Russian: мо́дуль (módulʹ) (borrowing)
- Spanish: módulo (borrowing)
- 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 Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
- modulus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin