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From Middle French module, from Latin modulus (a small measure, a measure, mode, meter), diminutive of modus (measure); see mode.



module (plural modules)

  1. A self-contained component of a system, often interchangeable, which has a well-defined interface to the other components.
  2. (architecture) A standard unit of measure used for determining the proportions of a building.
  3. (computing) A section of a program; a subroutine or group of subroutines.
    • 2001, Phil Jones, Visual Basic: A Complete Course (page 254)
      Class modules are similar to form modules except they do not have a visible interface (GUI).
  4. A unit of education covering a single topic.
    Which modules are you studying next year?
  5. A pre-prepared adventure scenario with related materials for a role-playing game.
    • 2011, Michael J. Tresca, The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games (page 81)
      Dragonborn [] first appeared in the Dragons of Despair module (1984) for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons as “dragonmen.”
  6. (mathematics) An abelian group.
    K-module, module over K
  7. (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 \mathbb{Z}-module.
  8. (computing) A file containing a music sequence that can be played in a tracker (called also mod or music module).
  9. (hydraulics) A contrivance for regulating the supply of water from an irrigation channel.
  10. (astronautics) An independent self-contained unit of a spacecraft
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From Latin modulus.


module m (plural modules)

  1. module




  1. vocative singular of modulus




  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of modular.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of modular.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of modular.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of modular.