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Topic: EDUCATION

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: modulus 'small measure, rhythm', from modus; MODE

module

noun
     
mod‧ule W2 [countable]
1 especially British EnglishSE one of the separate units that a course of study has been divided into. Usually students choose a number of modules to study:
a module in mathematics
You choose five modules in the first year.
2TD technical one of several parts of a piece of computer software that does a particular job
3TTS a part of a spacecraft that can be separated from the main part and used for a particular purpose
4TITBC one of several separate parts that can be combined to form a larger object, such as a machine or building
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