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noun mod·ule \ˈmä-(ˌ)jül\

Simple Definition of module

  • : one of a set of parts that can be connected or combined to build or complete something

  • : a part of a computer or computer program that does a particular job

  • : a part of a space vehicle that can work alone

Full Definition of module

  1. 1 :  a standard or unit of measurement

  2. 2 :  the size of some one part taken as a unit of measure by which the proportions of an architectural composition are regulated

  3. 3 a :  any in a series of standardized units for use together: as (1) :  a unit of furniture or architecture (2) :  an educational unit which covers a single subject or topic b :  a usually packaged functional assembly of electronic components for use with other such assemblies

  4. 4 :  an independently operable unit that is a part of the total structure of a space vehicle

  5. 5 a :  a subset of an additive group that is also a group under addition b :  a mathematical set that is a commutative group under addition and that is closed under multiplication which is distributive from the left or right or both by elements of a ring and for which a(bx) = (ab)x or (xb)a = x(ba) or both where a and b are elements of the ring and x belongs to the set

Examples of module

  1. factories that build engines, transmissions, brakes, and other modules for cars

  2. a memory module for storing information

Origin of module

Latin modulus

First Known Use: circa 1628

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noun mod·ule \ˈmä-ˌjül\

Definition of module

  1. :  a part of a space vehicle that can work alone

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