- part of a program that performs a distinct function.
- an interchangeable, plug-in hardware unit.
Origin of module
Related Words for modulesector, chunk, any, share, section, factor, component, detail, element, member, item, lot, measure, piece, segment, side, unit, arm, capsule, spacecraft
Examples from the Web for module
Contemporary Examples of module
The band will be taking your questions in the module below from 4-5 PM EST today.Live Q&A: Pomplamoose
The Daily Beast
November 10, 2014
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
September 1, 2013
A module usually consists of a couple of undercovers, a sergeant, and five investigators.Columbia University Drug Bust
Joshua Robinson, Lloyd Grove
December 8, 2010
Historical Examples of module
The height of a capital will be one module, and its breadth two and one sixth modules.
The capitals of each triglyph are to measure one sixth of a module.
One of these parts will form the module in accordance with which the adjustments are to be made as above described.
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.
The arrangement is then equivalent to an Italian module, but on a large scale.
Word Origin 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.