AskDefine | Define module

Dictionary Definition



1 one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind [syn: faculty, mental faculty]
2 detachable compartment of a spacecraft
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

User Contributed Dictionary



From module, from modulus


  • (UK) /ˈmɒdjuːl/
  • (US) /ˈmɑʤuːl/


  1. A self-contained component of a system, often interchangeable, which has a well-defined interface to the other components.
  2. A standard unit of measure used for determining the proportions of a building.
  3. 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. An abelian group.
K-module, module over K
  1. 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 \mathbb-module.




From modulus.


Extensive Definition

A Module is a self-contained component of a system, which has a well-defined interface to the other components; something is modular if it includes or uses modules which can be interchanged as units without disassembly of the module. Design, manufacture, repair, etc. of the modules may be complex, but this is not relevant; once the module exists, it can easily be connected to or disconnected from the system.
Module may also refer to:






See also

module in German: Modul
module in Estonian: Moodul
module in Spanish: Módulo
module in French: Module
module in Galician: Módulo
module in Italian: Modulo
module in Japanese: モジュール
module in Polish: Moduł
module in Russian: Модуль
module in Simple English: Modular
module in Finnish: Moduuli
module in Turkish: modül
module in Chinese: 模

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Earth insertion, LEM, LM, apogee, article, attitude-control rocket, ballistic capsule, burn, capsule, deep-space ship, docking, docking maneuver, entity, ferry rocket, fuel ship, individual, injection, insertion, integer, item, lunar excursion module, lunar module, manned rocket, moon ship, multistage rocket, orbit, parking orbit, perigee, person, persona, point, reentry, rocket, shuttle rocket, single, singleton, soft landing, soul, space capsule, space docking, space rocket, spacecraft, spaceship, unit
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