Definition of module in English:

module

Syllabification: mod·ule
Pronunciation: /ˈmäjo͞ol
 
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noun

1Each of a set of standardized parts or independent units that can be used to construct a more complex structure, such as an item of furniture or a building.
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  • Standard lamp modules and appliance modules have full access to house current since they are plugged directly into a power outlet.
  • In those plants, assembly areas will have the same footprint containing standardized modules built from a select group of common components.
  • The 1,750 sq ft bungalow is made up of three buildings connected by modules that act as light wells and avoid claustrophobic corridors.
1.1 [usually with adjective] An independent self-contained unit of a spacecraft.
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  • The Maxus - 4 rocket launched on 29 April carried seven experiments stacked in five self-contained modules.
  • Mir, their last, was modular and had space for up to six cosmonauts and six ports for docking spacecraft or other modules.
  • Apart from the Skylark launch vehicle, MASER 10 comprised four experiment modules, a service module and a recovery system.
1.2 Computing Any of a number of distinct but interrelated units from which a program may be built up or into which a complex activity may be analyzed.
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  • Virtual software machine running multiple program modules in a single address space of a target computer
  • You don't have time to wait for a C programmer to develop a custom database module for your web page - you need a solution that works today.
  • Your computer or a special module connected to your network sends your request over the internet to the computer or telephone exchange you are attempting to contact.

Origin

late 16th century (in the senses 'allotted scale' and 'plan, model'): from French, or from Latin modulus (see modulus). Current senses date from the 1950s.

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