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In natural English, the word "modulo" means:

* Correcting or adjusting for something, as by leaving something out of account.

An example is:

* "This proposal is the best so far, modulo the fact that parts of it need modification."

In other words, we talk about something being true !/ modulo something else !/ if the other

thing can, or must, be ignored.

In mathematics this term is given a precise meaning, which is discussed more fully on the

page about modulo arithmetic.

(Actually, the mathematical meaning came before the casual one.)