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PRIMARY MEANINGS OF:
modulus
1
n
(physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substance
2
n
the absolute value of a complex number
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: modulus
1
n
(physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substance
Types:
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coefficient of elasticity
,
elastic modulus
,
modulus of elasticity
(physics) the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic body
bulk modulus
the ratio of the change in pressure acting on a volume to the fractional change in volume
modulus of rigidity
the coefficient of elasticity for a shearing force
Young's modulus
a coefficient of elasticity applicable to the stretching of a wire
Type of:
coefficient
a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic
2
n
the absolute value of a complex number
Type of:
absolute value
,
numerical value
a real number regardless of its sign
n
an integer that can be divided without remainder into the difference between two other integers
“2 is a
modulus
of 5 and 9”
Type of:
integer
,
whole number
any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero
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