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(1)   A self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components
(2)   Computer circuit consisting of an assembly of electronic components (as of computer hardware)
(3)   Detachable compartment of a spacecraft
(4)   One of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind


From < , diminutive of ; see mode.


  1. A self-contained component of a system, often interchangeable, which has a well-defined interface to the other components.
  2. A standard unit of measure used for determining the proportions of a building.
  3. A section of a program; a subroutine.
  4. A unit of education covering a single topic.
  5. A pre-prepared adventure scenario with related materials for a role-playing game.
  6. An abelian group.
    K-module, module over K
  7. An algebraic structure which behaves just like a vector space over a field F, except that F is replaced by K, a commutative ring with unit.
    Any module extends easily into a \mathbb{Z}-module.
  8. A file containing a music sequence that can be played in a tracker (called also mod or music module).

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