from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Physics A quantity that expresses the degree to which a substance possesses a property, such as elasticity.
- n. Mathematics The absolute value of a complex number.
- n. A number by which two given numbers can be divided and produce the same remainder.
- n. The number by which a logarithm in one system must be multiplied to obtain the corresponding logarithm in another system.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The base with respect to which a congruence is computed.
- n. The absolute value of a complex number.
- n. A coefficient that expresses how much of a certain property is possessed by a certain substance.
- n. An operator placed between two numbers, to get the remainder of the division of those numbers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mathematics, a real positive number that serves as measure or parameter of a function or effect. Represented by M. or
- n. In physics, the measure of an effect under conditions whose measure is unity. Thus, a physical modulus is not a number, but a physical quantity.
- n. [capitalized] In conchology, a genus of gastropods, referred to the Littorinidæ or periwinkles, or made type of the family Modulidæ. The shell is depressed and trochiform, with a deeply cut columellar tooth and many-whorled operculum.
- n. then the modulus of transformation is
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the absolute value of a complex number
- n. (physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substance
- n. an integer that can be divided without remainder into the difference between two other integers
Latin, diminutive of modus, measure; see med- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)