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modulus

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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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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive from modus (measure; manner, way).

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NounEdit

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

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

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

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