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noun mod·ule \ ˈmä-(ˌ)jül \

Definition of module

1 :a standard or unit of measurement
2 :the size of some one part taken as a unit of measure by which the proportions of an architectural composition are regulated
3 a :any in a series of standardized units for use together: such 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
  • the subwoofer module
4 :an independently operable unit that is a part of the total structure of a space vehicle
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 in a Sentence

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

  2. a memory module for storing information

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Origin and Etymology of module

Latin modulus

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MODULE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of module for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MODULE Defined for Kids

module

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noun mod·ule \ ˈmä-ˌjül \

Definition of module for Students

:a part of a space vehicle that can work alone


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