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MODULUS (moduli)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does modulus mean? 

MODULUS (noun)
  The noun MODULUS has 3 senses:

1. an integer that can be divided without remainder into the difference between two other integers
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

  Familiarity information: MODULUS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MODULUS (noun)


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Meaning:

An integer that can be divided without remainder into the difference between two other integers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context example:

2 is a modulus of 5 and 9

Hypernyms ("modulus" is a kind of...):

integer; whole number (any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero)


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Meaning:

The absolute value of a complex number

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("modulus" is a kind of...):

absolute value (a numerical value regardless of its sign)


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Meaning:

(physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("modulus" is a kind of...):

coefficient (a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "modulus"):

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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