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Definition of the noun module

What does module mean as a name of something?

Module is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: modules

  1. one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
  2. detachable compartment of a spacecraft
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: compartment = a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
    • more specific term: command module = a space module in which astronauts can live and control the spacecraft and communicate with earth
    • part of: ballistic capsule / space vehicle / spacecraft = a craft capable of traveling in outer space
  3. computer circuit consisting of an assembly of electronic components (as of computer hardware)
  4. a self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: component / constituent / element = an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up
    • more specific terms:
      • cartridge = a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment
      • power module = module that provides power to operate other modules
    • part of: system = instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity

Alternative definition of the noun module


  1. A self-contained component of a system, often interchangeable, which has a well-defined interface to the other components.
  2. [architecture] A standard unit of measure used for determining the proportions of a building.
  3. [computing] A section of a program; a subroutine.
  4. A unit of education covering a single topic.
  5. A pre-prepared adventure scenario with related materials for a role-playing game.
  6. [mathematics] An abelian group.
  7. [mathematics] 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.
  8. [computing] A file containing a music sequence that can be played in a tracker (called also mod or music module).


Who is Module?

Module: Jeramiah Ross is a sound editor.


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.

  • also known as الموديول, Modul

Phrases with Module

  1. lunar module
  2. power module
  3. command module
  4. Service module
  5. lunar excursion module
  6. Subscriber Identity Module

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Module

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Google previewTools for Design With Vex Robot Kit (2011)

Autocad 2012 & Autodesk Inventor 2012 by Randy Shih

While Inventor Stress Analysis Module is a powerful and easy-to-use tool, it is important to appreciate that it is the designer's responsibility to properly assess the accuracy of the results. A better FEA approximation is generally obtained by ...

Google previewBasic Modern Algebra with Applications (2013)

by Mahima Ranjan Adhikari, Avishek Adhikari

A module is an additive abelian group whose elements are suitably multiplied by the elements from some ring.

Google previewIntroduction to Vertex Operator Algebras and Their Representations (2004)

by James Lepowsky, Haisheng Li

A module is a vector space equipped with a linear action of the algebra such that all the algebra axioms that make...

Google previewIssues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition (2012)

The assignment module is a secure area where candidate application materials are compiled into folders and made available to those staff members who need to review the application. The resources module is a repository of required ...

Google previewDistributed and Parallel Embedded Systems (1999)

by F. J. Rammig

The send module is a SDL system and the receive module is a VHDL system. The SDL system sends a data to the VHDL system. The VHDL system receives this data, decodes it and sends it to an ack signal if the data is right or a nack signal if ...

Google previewMicrosoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step (2013)

by Michael Halvorson

A module is a named storage container designed to hold program code in a Visual Studio application. A module is a little like a code-behind file, such as MainPage.xaml.vb. However, modules are not associated with the user interface ...

Google previewTools for Design Using AutoCAD 2015 and Autodesk Inventor 2015 (2014)

by Randy Shih

While Inventor Stress Analysis Module is a powerful and easy-to-use tool, it is important to appreciate that it is the designer's responsibility to properly assess the accuracy of the results. A better FEA approximation is generally obtained by ...

Google previewNetwork Processor Design (2003)

Issues and Practices by Patrick Crowley, Mark A. Franklin, Haldun Hadimioglu

A module is a distinct task that has to be performed on a packet; it can implement functions such as queuing, scheduling, and...

Google previewModel Theory and Modules (1988)

by M. Prest

CHAPTER 4 HULLS It was shown in the last chapter that every totally transcendental module is a direct sum of indecom posable submodules. The proof of this was short - in a sense too short, since it tells us little about the indecomposable ...

Google previewActivating and Inhibitory Immunoglobulin-like Receptors (2001)

by M. D. Cooper, Toshiyuki Takai, J.V. Ravetch

The Ig module is the most widespread protein ...

Google previewDepartment of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (2011)

As Amended Through April 2010 by Barry Leonard

Service force moduleA hypothetical force module built per Service doctrine composed of combat, combat support, and combat service support forces and sustainment for an estimated period, e.g., 30 days. service group — A major naval ...

Google previewDictionary of it Terms (2009)

by S.k.bansal

modularity: A measure of the extent to which a program is composed of modules, such that a change to one module has minimal impact on other components. modular programming: A software ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1996)

Volume 34 - Supplement 19: Artificial Intelligence in Education to An Undergraduate Course?Advising Expert System in Industrial Engineering by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Definition 8 Let M be a module, and let (S, s) be a fuzzy subset of M, that is, S c M. The...

Google previewA Dictionary of Computer Science (2016)

by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi, Anne Kerr

module 1. A programming or specification construct that defines a software component. Often a module is a unit of ...

Google previewDictionary of Automotive Engineering (2016)

by Don Goodsell

ECM See electronic control module. economizer Device that regulates the flow of fuel to a carburetor, particularly at maximum demand, rarely fitted as original equipment. effective rolling radius The radius of a rigid hypothetical wheel with zero ...

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

The major elements are a habitable module in which scientists can work in a shirt -sleeve environment and platforms called pallets that can be placed in the orbiter's cargo bay behind the habitable module. These pallets hold instruments ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)

I - Z. by Stan Z. Li

But in general terms these commands can be classified in four major groups: Module Management, Template Management, Biometric Enrolment, and Biometric Process. Management Commands relate to manage the overall module behavior.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

Notably, for the Toddler Module, as well as Modules 1 through 4, consensus coding is allowed when useful. Consensus coding involves one or more other observers independently scoring the ADOS. Discrepancies between the examiner and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

Table 3 Packing densities and related process characteristics of various membrane module configurations Willi Paul Chandra P. Sharma Division of Biosurface Technology, Sree. Fig. 1 Photograph of a production-scale membrane system.

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Quotes about Module

Our ultimate goal is extensible programming (EP). By this, we mean the construction of hierarchies of modules, each module adding new functionality to the system. (Niklaus Wirth)
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Scrabble value of M3O1D2U1L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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