What does module mean?

Definitions for module
ˈmɒdʒ ulmod·ule

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word module.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. faculty, mental faculty, modulenoun

    one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

  2. modulenoun

    detachable compartment of a spacecraft

  3. modulenoun

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

  4. modulenoun

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


  1. modulenoun

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

  2. modulenoun

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

  3. modulenoun

    A section of a program; a subroutine.

  4. modulenoun

    A unit of education covering a single topic.

  5. modulenoun

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

  6. modulenoun

    An abelian group.

    K-module, module over K

  7. modulenoun

    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. modulenoun

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

  9. modulenoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Modulenoun

    An empty representation; a model.

    Etymology: modulus, Latin.

    My heart hath one poor string to stay it by,
    Which holds but till thy news be uttered;
    And then, all this thou seest, is but a clod
    And module of confounded royalty. William Shakespeare, King John.


  1. module

    In programming, a module is a self-contained piece of a system that contains everything necessary to implement a specific functionality or a collection of related functionalities. It encapsulates data and the methods used to manipulate that data, and is designed to be integrated with other modules to build a complex system. In mathematics, particularly in the field of abstract algebra, a module is a mathematical structure where a set of elements adheres to both vector addition and scalar multiplication rules. It can be viewed as a generalization of vector spaces which do not necessarily rely on the field structure of real numbers. This term is also used in other fields with a slightly different meaning, always implying a component of a bigger system. In education, a module refers to a unit or section of a larger course, intended to be taught or studied separately. In engineering, a module could refer to a standardized or interchangeable component of a system or construction designed for easy assembly, flexibility and efficiency.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Modulenoun

    a model or measure

  2. Modulenoun

    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. Modulenoun

    to model; also, to modulate

  4. Etymology: [See module, n., Modulate.]


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. module

    A facet of education or training.

    The education module was easy and simple to understand.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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

How to pronounce module?

How to say module in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of module in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of module in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of module in a Sentence

  1. George Hershman:

    With this administration and this much support, The US're in a position where The US're going to be laying off people in the renewables industry, while you say all those things we agree with, we're getting crushed because we literally can't buy a module today. It's so frustrating.

  2. Henry Snaith:

    If we want to make it that all new power generation is solar photovoltaics, then we need to keep driving the price down, one way to do that is to keep pushing the efficiency or the power output of the module up, and this is where perovskites really come into play.

  3. John Shannon:

    The bottom line is there’s nothing else like the SLS because it was built from the ground up to be human rated, it is the only vehicle that can take the Orion spacecraft and the service module to the moon. And that’s the purpose-built design — to take large hardware and humans to cislunar space, and nothing else exists that can do that.

  4. Buzz Aldrin:

    Aldrin in the Apollo 11 Lunar Module. For the 50th anniversary of the landing, Omega issued a limited edition Speedmaster watch, a tribute to the one that Buzz Aldrin wore to the moon. ( Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP) I prefaced desolate with magnificent, because of humanitys reaching outward and accomplishing something that people thought was impossible, Buzz Aldrin said. They dreamed of somehow reaching the moon. And to demonstrate, to be a part of demonstrating this miracle was magnificent. On July 16, 1969, Buzz Aldrin, along with mission commander Neil Armstrong and command module pilot Michael Collins, launched from Kennedy Space Center atop a Saturn V rocket. Four days later, Neil Armstrong made history when Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon. Aldrinexited thelunar module 19 minutes after Neil Armstrong. The famed astronaut joked about being second during his interview. APOLLO 11 INSIDERS REMEMBER HISTORYS MOST FAMOUS SPACE MISSION : WE HAD A JOB TO DO AND WE DID IT I will forever, no matter what I do, be known as the second man on the moon, he quipped. In this July 20, 1969 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. ( Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP) Why does it bother you to be a second man to walk on the moon ? Youre one of a dozen men who had that incredible role, Cavuto asked in a follow-up question. Well, people love being vice president, dont they ? No, Buzz Aldrin responded with a chuckle. APOLLO 11S EPIC MISSION TO THE MOON IN PICTURES Does it bother me ? Yeah, it does a little bit, Buzz Aldrin continued. Why ? Because that isnt the way I would have described what this country did with two human beings landing on the moon and then deciding who was going to go out. We did things together as a team. The famous astronaut also recalls his famous steps across the surface of the moon and how he was well aware that the world was watching. Right near the end of our period out there Buzz Aldrin was doing something with the rock boxes -- I knew where the TV camera was, and I jumped up and down and pranced around to demonstrate the mobility that a person has, he said. So I was demonstrating for the people watching on TVintentionally showing them the varieties of kangaroo hop of turning. APOLLO 11 INSIDERS REMEMBER HISTORYS MOST FAMOUS SPACE MISSION : WE HAD A JOB TO DO AND WE DID IT During his sit-down with Cavuto, Buzz Aldrin also recollected the experience of looking back at Earth while on the surface of the Moon. [ You ] look up there, theres the earth. It looks small when its up there. If you look close, you may be able to see the ice over a pole, he said. If you look at your Omega watch, you may be able to tell what time it is in Houston. Buzz Aldrin also talked about the political significance of their mission to the moon, coming as it did duringthe space race with Russia atthe height of the Cold War. APOLLO 11 : THE BOOK THAT LANDED MAN ON THE MOON COULD SELL FOR $ 9 MILLION I do a lot of thinking today -- about somebody who had -- the guts to see that we were being outshone -- outshined in the Cold War by the Soviet Union, and to say, What can we do ?

  5. Andy Saunders:

    Step into the boots of Commander Jim Lovell (hand, left) as he keeps watch over his ship and crew as they try to rest in the cold, dark Lunar Module lifeboat.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for module

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for module »


Find a translation for the module definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"module." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 21 May 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/module>.

Discuss these module definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for module? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    make worse
    A condemn
    B distinguish
    C moan
    D aggravate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for module: