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A ratio used to relate stress to strain. The stress is the force per unit area that is used to deform a sample while the strain is the dimensional change in the object as a result of the stress. Modulus is used to compare elasticity, and strength of materials. See Modulus of elasticity, Modulus of rupture, and Young's modulus.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Modul (Deut.); module (Fr.);

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