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modulenoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɒdʒ.uːl/  us   /ˈmɑː.dʒuːl/
one of a set of separate parts that, when combined, form a complete whole: The emergency building is transported in individual modules, such as bedrooms and a kitchen, which are put together on site. The full computer program is made up of several modules (= small programs) which should be individually tested before being integrated.
one of the units that together make a complete course, taught especially at a college or university
a part of a spacecraft that can operate independently of the other parts, especially when separate from them: a lunar landing module
modular
adjective uk   /ˈmɒdʒ.ə.lər/  us   /ˈmɑː.dʒə.lɚ/
Many colleges and universities now offer modular degree courses.
(Definition of module from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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modulenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑdʒ·ul/
one of a set of separate parts that can be joined together to form a larger object: The reactor was built in modules that were assembled later at the site.
A module is also a part of a spacecraft that can operate independently from the main part.
(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 separate parts which, when combined, form a complete whole: The emergency generator is transported in individual modules, which are then put together on site.
IT a part of a computer or software system or program that has a function and works together with other related parts: The full computer program 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 environmental management.
(Definition of module from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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