noun mod·ule \ˈmä-(ˌ)jül\

: 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

:  a standard or unit of measurement
:  the size of some one part taken as a unit of measure by which the proportions of an architectural composition are regulated
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
:  an independently operable unit that is a part of the total structure of a space vehicle
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

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain

Rhymes with MODULE


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