Definitions for Moduleˈmɒdʒ ul

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mod•uleˈmɒdʒ ul(n.)

  1. a separable component, frequently one that is interchangeable with others, for assembly into units of differing size, complexity, or function.

  2. any of the self-contained segments of a spacecraft.

    Category: Aerospace

  3. a standard or unit for measuring.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  4. a selected unit of measure used as a basis for the planning and standardization of building materials.

    Category: Weights and Measures

Origin of module:

1555–65; < L modulus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. faculty, mental faculty, module(noun)

    one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

  2. module(noun)

    detachable compartment of a spacecraft

  3. module(noun)

    computer circuit consisting of an assembly of electronic components (as of computer hardware)

  4. module(noun)

    a self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components

Wiktionary

  1. module(Noun)

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

  2. module(Noun)

    A standard unit of measure used for determining the proportions of a building.

  3. module(Noun)

    A section of a program; a subroutine.

  4. module(Noun)

    A unit of education covering a single topic.

  5. module(Noun)

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

  6. module(Noun)

    An abelian group.

    K-module, module over K

  7. module(Noun)

    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 uE000133009uE001-module.

  8. module(Noun)

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

  9. module(Noun)

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

  10. Origin: From module, from modulus, diminutive of modus; see mode.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Module(noun)

    a model or measure

  2. Module(noun)

    the size of some one part, as the diameter of semi-diameter of the base of a shaft, taken as a unit of measure by which the proportions of the other parts of the composition are regulated. Generally, for columns, the semi-diameter is taken, and divided into a certain number of parts, called minutes (see Minute), though often the diameter is taken, and any dimension is said to be so many modules and minutes in height, breadth, or projection

  3. Module(noun)

    to model; also, to modulate

Freebase

  1. Module

    In abstract algebra, the concept of a module over a ring is a generalization of the notion of vector space over a field, wherein the corresponding scalars are the elements of an arbitrary ring. Modules also generalize the notion of abelian groups, which are modules over the ring of integers. Thus, a module, like a vector space, is an additive abelian group; a product is defined between elements of the ring and elements of the module that is distributive over both parameters and is compatible with the ring multiplication. Modules are very closely related to the representation theory of groups. They are also one of the central notions of commutative algebra and homological algebra, and are used widely in algebraic geometry and algebraic topology.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Module' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3024

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Module' in Nouns Frequency: #785


Translations for Module

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

module(noun)

a self-contained unit forming eg part of a building, spacecraft etc

a lunar module.

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