Primary Meanings of modulus
(physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substance
the absolute value of a complex number
Full Definitions of modulus
n (physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substance
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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
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
a coefficient of elasticity applicable to the stretching of a wire
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a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic