modulus

modulus
A coefficient expressing the magnitude of a physical property by a numerical value. [L. dim. of modus, a measure, quantity]
- bulk m. SYN: m. of volume elasticity.
- m. of elasticity a coefficient expressing the ratio between stress per unit area acting to deform a body and the amount of deformation that results from it.
- m. of volume elasticity a coefficient expressing the ratio between pressure acting to change the volume of a substance and the amount of change that results from it. SYN: bulk m..
- Young m. a type of m. of elasticity which specifies the force applied to a body in one direction, per unit cross-sectional area of the body perpendicular to that direction, divided by the fractional change in length of the body in that direction.

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mod·u·lus 'mäj-ə-ləs n, pl -li -.lī, -.lē a constant or coefficient that expresses usu. numerically the degree to which a substance or body possesses a property (as elasticity)

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mod·u·lus (modґu-ləs) pl. moґduli [L., dim. of modus quantity] a coefficient that indicates by a numerical value the extent to which a substance has a given property.

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