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modulus

n. (pl. moduli) Math.
1 a the magnitude of a real number without regard to its sign. b the positive square root of the sum of the squares of the real and imaginary parts of a complex number.
2 a constant factor or ratio.
3 (in number theory) a number used as a divisor for considering numbers in sets giving the same remainder when divided by it.
4 a constant indicating the relation between a physical effect and the force producing it.
Etymology: L, = measure, dimin. of modus

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