Meaning of MODULE in English


Pronunciation: ' mä-( ˌ )jül

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin modulus

Date: circa 1628

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: 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 : 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

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