|Origin:||modulus 'small measure, rhythm', from modus; MODE|
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.
one of several parts of a piece of computer software that does a particular job
a part of a spacecraft that can be separated from the main part and used for a particular purpose
one of several separate parts that can be combined to form a larger object, such as a machine or building