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1. A programming or specification construct that defines a software component. Often a module is a unit of software that provides users with some data types and operations on those data types, and can be separately compiled. The module has an interface in the form of a heading that specifies the data types and operations the module provides its users. Mathematically, the syntax of the interface is a signature and the semantics of a module is a class of algebras of that signature. In some programming languages that provide modules, they are called by other names such as package, cluster, or object. The concept developed as a programming construct to support information hiding and abstract data types. The theory of program construction based on modules is a promising, but difficult, area of research.

2. A component of a hardware system that can be subdivided.

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1. Unit of length used in multiples to determine proportion, in Classicism the module is reckoned to be the diameter or the radius of a column-shaft at its base, subdivided into 60 or 30 minutes.

2. In modular design a unit of measurement in prefabricated construction, or industrialized building enabling ease of reproduction of repetitive standard components.

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mod·ule / ˈmäjoōl/ • n. each of a set of standardized parts or independent units that can be used to construct a more complex structure, such as an item of furniture or a building. ∎  an independent self-contained unit of a spacecraft. ∎  Comput. any of a number of distinct but interrelated units from which a program may be built up or into which a complex activity may be analyzed.

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module:1 Term derived from the Latin modulus, a unit of measure in classical architecture equal to half the diameter of a column at its base. This unit was used in proportioning the classical orders of architecture. 2 The modern module is an interchangeable building unit used in construction; these units are mass-produced and therefore easily replaced and economical.