- When a fence has six-foot lengths, each six-foot length is an example of a module.
- When a machine has multiple parts that can stand separately and be put together, each part is an example of a module.
- a standard or unit of measurement; specif.,
- in classical architecture, the diameter, or one half the diameter, of a column at the base of the shaft, used to determine the proportions or the structure
- any of several standardized units of measurement used in architectural planning, in the construction of building materials, etc.: 4-inch module, 2-foot module
- any of a set of units, as cabinets, designed to be arranged or joined in a variety of ways
- a detachable section, compartment, or unit with a specific purpose or function, as in a spacecraft
- Electronics a compact assembly that is a component of a larger unit
Origin of moduleFrench module from Classical Latin modulus, diminutive of modus: see mode
- A standardized, often interchangeable component of a system or construction that is designed for easy assembly or flexible use: a sofa consisting of two end modules.
- Architecture A length used as a unit of measurement or as a standard for determining the proportions of a building.
- Electronics A self-contained assembly of electronic components and circuitry, such as a stage in a computer, that is installed as a unit.
- Computers A portion of a program that carries out a specific function and may be used alone or combined with other modules of the same program.
- A self-contained unit of a spacecraft that performs a specific task or class of tasks in support of the major function of the craft.
- A unit of education or instruction with a relatively low student-to-teacher ratio, in which a single topic or a small section of a broad topic is studied for a given period of time.
- Mathematics An algebraic system that resembles a vector space, except that the set of scalars forms a ring and not necessarily a field.
- Biology A unit of modular growth, such as a coral polyp.
- Archaic A standard or unit of measurement.
Origin of moduleLatin modulus diminutive of modus measure ; see med- in Indo-European roots.
- A self-contained component of a system, often interchangeable, which has a well-defined interface to the other components.
- (architecture) A standard unit of measure used for determining the proportions of a building.
- (computing) A section of a program; a subroutine or group of subroutines.
- A unit of education covering a single topic.
- Which modules are you studying next year?
- A pre-prepared adventure scenario with related materials for a role-playing game.
- (mathematics) An abelian group.
- K-module, module over K
- (mathematics) An algebraic structure which behaves just like a vector space over a field F, except that F is replaced by K, a commutative ring with unit.
- Any module extends easily into a -module.
- (computing) A file containing a music sequence that can be played in a tracker (called also mod or music module).
- (hydraulics) A contrivance for regulating the supply of water from an irrigation channel.
- (astronautics) An independent self-contained unit of a spacecraft
module - Computer Definition
A self-contained hardware or software component that interacts with a larger system. A software module (program module) comes in the form of a file and typically handles a specific task within a larger software system. Hardware modules are units that often plug into a main system. See memory module, ROM card, MCM and modular programming.