Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • preposition Mathematics With respect to a specified modulus.
  • preposition Correcting or adjusting for something, as by leaving something out of account.

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  • preposition mathematics Given a specified modulus of.
  • preposition : (colloquial) Except for differences accounted for by.
  • preposition : (extended use) With due allowance for (a specified exception or particular detail).
  • noun computing the operation or function that returns the remainder of one number divided by another

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin modulō, ablative of modulus, diminutive of modus, measure; see mode.]

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From Latin modulō, ablative of modulus ("a measure").

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