Definition of Module

1. Noun. One of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind.

2. Noun. Detachable compartment of a spacecraft.
Specialized synonyms: Command Module
Generic synonyms: Compartment
Group relationships: Ballistic Capsule, Space Vehicle, Spacecraft

3. Noun. Computer circuit consisting of an assembly of electronic components (as of computer hardware).

4. Noun. A self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components.
Specialized synonyms: Cartridge, Power Module
Generic synonyms: Component, Constituent, Element
Group relationships: System
Derivative terms: Modular

Definition of Module

1. n. A model or measure.

2. v. t. To model; also, to modulate.

Definition of Module

1. Noun. A self-contained component of a system, often interchangeable, which has a well-defined interface to the other components. ¹

2. Noun. (architecture) A standard unit of measure used for determining the proportions of a building. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A section of a program; a subroutine. ¹

4. Noun. A unit of education covering a single topic. ¹

5. Noun. A pre-prepared adventure scenario with related materials for a role-playing game. ¹

6. Noun. (mathematics) An abelian group. ¹

7. Noun. (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. ¹

8. Noun. (computing) A file containing a music sequence that can be played in a tracker (called also ''mod'' or ''music module''). ¹

9. Noun. (''hydraulics'') A contrivance for regulating the supply of water from an irrigation channel. ¹

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Definition of Module

1. a standard of measurement [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Module

modulation transfer function
module (current term)
modulus of elasticity
modulus of rigidity
modus operandi
modus operandum
modus operandus
modus ponens
modus tollens

Literary usage of Module

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Pragmatic Legal Expert System by James Popple (1996)
"3.9.2 Writing tables of weights The SCALES module writes to the weights file a table of weights for each area in the specification. ..."

2. Stochastic Inequalities by Moshe Shaked, Yung Liang Tong (1992)
"The role of a module in the failure of a system measures the importance of the ... We define the role to be the probability that this module is among the ..."

3. Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions by William D. Compton (1996)
"Flight plans called for the astronauts to contain as much lunar dust as possible in the lunar module by vacuuming it off their space suits, then doffing the ..."

4. Cotton Ginners Handbook edited by W. S. Anthony, William D. Mayfield (1995)
"Subsequently, several manufacturers have begun building and marketing several types of mobile and stationary module feeding mechanisms. ..."

5. 3-D Deterministic Radiation Transport Computer Programs: Features by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (1997)
"... and transport problems a new module was developed to extend capabilities of ... module performs a discretisation of a time-dependent problem along the ..."

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