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# Modulus

[moj-uh-luh s] /ˈmɒdʒ ə ləs/

noun, plural moduli
[moj-uh-ahy] /ˈmɒdʒ ə aɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
Physics. a coefficient pertaining to a physical property.
2.
Mathematics.

/ˈmɒdjʊləs/
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1.
(physics) a coefficient expressing a specified property of a specified substance See bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity, Young’s modulus
2.
(maths) the absolute value of a complex number See absolute value
3.
(maths) the number by which a logarithm to one base is multiplied to give the corresponding logarithm to another base
4.
(maths) an integer that can be divided exactly into the difference between two other integers: 7 is a modulus of 25 and 11 See also congruence (sense 2)
modulus
(mŏj’ə-ləs)
Plural moduli (mŏj’ə-lī’)

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• Modulus-of-rigidity

noun, Physics. 1. . noun 1. a modulus of elasticity equal to the ratio of the tangential force per unit area to the resulting angular deformation G

• Modulus-of-elasticity

noun, Physics. 1. any of several coefficients of elasticity of a body, expressing the ratio between a stress or force per unit area that acts to deform the body and the corresponding fractional deformation caused by the stress. noun 1. the ratio of the stress applied to a body or substance to the resulting strain […]

• Modulus-of-torsion

noun, Physics. 1. . noun, Physics. 1. a coefficient of elasticity of a substance, expressing the ratio between the force per unit area (shearing stress) that laterally deforms the substance and the shear (shearing strain) that is produced by this force. shear modulus See under modulus of elasticity.

• Modus-operandi

[moh-duh s op-uh-ran-dee, -dahy; Latin moh-doos oh-pe-rahn-dee] /ˈmoʊ dəs ˌɒp əˈræn di, -daɪ; Latin ˈmoʊ dus ˌoʊ pɛˈrɑn di/ noun, plural modi operandi [moh-dee op-uh-ran-dee, moh-dahy op-uh-ran-dahy; Latin moh-dee oh-pe-rahn-dee] /ˈmoʊ di ˌɒp əˈræn di, ˈmoʊ daɪ ˌɒp əˈræn daɪ; Latin ˈmoʊ di ˌoʊ pɛˈrɑn di/ (Show IPA) 1. mode of operating or working. /ˈməʊdəs […]

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