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Meaning of “module” in the English Dictionary

"module" in British English

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modulenoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɒd.juːl/  us   /ˈmɑː.dʒuːl/
one of a set of ​separateparts that, when ​combined, ​form a ​completewhole: The ​emergencybuilding is ​transported in ​individual modules, such as ​bedrooms and a ​kitchen, which are put together on ​site. The ​fullcomputerprogram is made up of several modules (= ​smallprograms) which should be ​individuallytested before being ​integrated. one of the ​units that together make a ​completecourse, ​taughtespecially at a ​college or ​university a ​part of a ​spacecraft that can ​operateindependently of the other ​parts, ​especially when ​separate from them: a ​lunarlanding module
modular
adjective uk   /ˈmɒd.jʊ.lər/  us   /ˈmɑː.dʒə.lɚ/
Many ​colleges and ​universities now ​offer modular ​degreecourses.
(Definition of module from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"module" in American English

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modulenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑdʒ·ul/
one of a set of ​separateparts that can be ​joined together to ​form a ​largerobject: The ​reactor was ​built in modules that were ​assembledlater at the ​site. A module is also a ​part of a ​spacecraft that can ​operateindependently from the ​mainpart.
(Definition of module from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"module" in Business English

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modulenoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɒdjuːl/  us   /ˈmɒdʒuːl/
one of a set of ​separateparts which, when ​combined, ​form a complete whole: The ​emergencygenerator is ​transported in ​individual modules, which are then put together on ​site.
IT a ​part of a ​computer or ​softwaresystem or ​program that has a ​function and ​works together with other ​relatedparts: The ​fullcomputerprogram is made up of several modules.
one of the ​parts that a ​course of ​study is ​divided into, which ​covers a particular ​subject and often has its own ​examination: The ​course will ​include a 3-week module on ​environmentalmanagement.
(Definition of module from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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