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# Encyclopedia

The word modulo, in the mathematical community, is often used informally, in many imprecise ways. Generally, to say "A is the same as B modulo C" means, more-or-less, "A and B are the same except for differences accounted for or explained by C". For details, see modulo (jargon).

In the various branches of mathematics, it may be used in connection with:

It also may refer to:

# Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

## English

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### Etymology

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

### Pronunciation

• IPA: /ˈmɒdjʊləʊ/

### Preposition

modulo

1. (mathematics) Given a specified modulus of.
21 and 84 are congruent to each other modulo 9, since both numbers leave the same remainder, 3, when divided by 9.
Thus 21 modulo 9 is 3, because when 21 is divided by 9, the remainder is 3.
2. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): (colloquial) Except for differences accounted for by.
"A is the same as B modulo C" means A is the same as B except for differences accounted for by C.
3. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): (extended use) With due allowance for (a specified exception or particular detail).
The "tail recursion modulo cons" technique allows functions that would be tail recursive but for a cons call to be transformed into a tail recursive form.
All mammals, modulo the monotremes, give birth to live young.

#### Translations

• Icelandic: mátað við

### Noun

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 Singular modulo Plural uncountable

modulo (uncountable)

1. (computing) the operation or function that returns the remainder of one number divided by another

## Italian

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### Noun

modulo m. (plural moduli)

1. form
2. unit, module
3. (mathematics, physics) modulus
4. (astronomy) module

modulo

## Latin

### Noun

modulō

1. dative singular of modulus
2. ablative singular of modulus

## Spanish

### Verb

modulo (infinitive: modular)

1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of modular.