- part of a program that performs a distinct function.
- an interchangeable, plug-in hardware unit.
Origin of module
Examples from the Web for module
The band will be taking your questions in the module below from 4-5 PM EST today.
The EPA has a module on its site to help consumers donate or recycle their old devices.ecoATM offers consumers a new way to sell used cell phones and electronic devices|Sarah Langs|September 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A module usually consists of a couple of undercovers, a sergeant, and five investigators.
The diameter or half-diameter of the column (the module) served as the unit for the whole building.A Manual of the Historical Development of Art|G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi
One of these parts will form the module in accordance with which the adjustments are to be made as above described.
The height of a capital will be one module, and its breadth two and one sixth modules.
The arrangement is then equivalent to an Italian module, but on a large scale.
Of these parts, let one be fixed upon to form the module, and in accordance with this module the whole work is to be developed.
British Dictionary definitions for module
Word Origin for module
Word Origin and History for module
1580s, "allotted measure," from Middle French module (1540s) or directly from Latin modulus "small measure," diminutive of modus "measure, manner" (see mode (n.1)). Meaning "interchangeable part" first recorded 1955; that of "separate section of a spacecraft" is from 1961.