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.);