Definition of "module" []

  • A standard or unit of measurement. (noun)
  • Architecture The dimensions of a structural component, such as the base of a column, used as a unit of measurement or standard for determining the proportions of the rest of the construction. (noun)
  • A standardized, often interchangeable component of a system or construction that is designed for easy assembly or flexible use: a sofa consisting of two end modules. (noun)
  • Electronics A self-contained assembly of electronic components and circuitry, such as a stage in a computer, that is installed as a unit. (noun)
  • Computer Science A portion of a program that carries out a specific function and may be used alone or combined with other modules of the same program. (noun)
  • A self-contained unit or item, such as an assembly of electronic components and associated wiring or a segment of computer software, which itself performs a defined task and can be linked with other such units to form a larger system (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A standard unit of measure, esp one used to coordinate the dimensions of buildings and components; in classical architecture, half the diameter of a column at the base of the shaft (noun)
  • A standardized unit designed to be added to or used as part of an arrangement of similar units, as in furniture (noun)
  • Any of several self-contained separable units making up a spacecraft or launch vehicle, each of which has one or more specified tasks (noun)
  • A short course of study, esp of a vocational or technical subject, that together with other such completed courses can count towards a particular qualification (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "module" in a sentence
  • "Here, the term module refers to the web application and any EJB or connector archive files bundled within the application."
  • "I just started running “The keep on the Shadow Fell” and while the module is a bit dry; I did not find it hard to spice up with a little flair."
  • "This module is a simple implementation of the XRDS-Simple spec."