Meaning of MODULE in English

MODULE

/ ˈmɒdjuːl; NAmE ˈmɑːdʒul/ noun

1.

a unit that can form part of a course of study, especially at a college or university in Britain :

The course consists of ten core modules and five optional modules.

2.

( computing ) a unit of a computer system or program that has a particular function

3.

one of a set of separate parts or units that can be joined together to make a machine, a piece of furniture, a building, etc.

4.

a unit of a spacecraft that can function independently of the main part :

the lunar module

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent. (in the senses allotted scale and plan, model ): from French , or from Latin modulus measure, diminutive of modus . Current senses date from the 1950s.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.