• WordNet 3.6
    • n module a self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components
    • n module computer circuit consisting of an assembly of electronic components (as of computer hardware)
    • n module detachable compartment of a spacecraft
    • n module one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Just twenty seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.
    • Module A model or measure.
    • Module (Arch) The size of some one part, as the diameter of semi-diameter of the base of a shaft, taken as a unit of measure by which the proportions of the other parts of the composition are regulated. Generally, for columns, the semi-diameter is taken, and divided into a certain number of parts, called minutessee Minute), though often the diameter is taken, and any dimension is said to be so many modules and minutes in height, breadth, or projection.
    • v. t Module To model; also, to modulate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sunday, July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, Edwin Aldrin was the second. They were members of Apollo 11, and landed in the Sea of Tranquility. The Lunar Excursion Module was named the "Eagle." Michael Collins stayed onboard the mother ship, "Columbia."
    • n module A little measure; hence, a small quantity.
    • n module In architecture, a standard of measure often taken, particularly in antiquity and the middle ages, to regulate the proportions of an order or the disposition of an entire building. In the classical styles the diameter or semidiameter of the column at the base of the shaft is usually selected as the module, and this is subdivided into parts or minutes, the diameter generally into sixty or the semidiameter into thirty. Some architects employ no fixed number of divisions of the module, but divide it into as many parts as they deem serviceable for the work in hand.
    • n module A model or representation; a mold; a pattern.
    • n module In numismatics, the size of a coin or medal, measured by the diameter.
    • module To model; shape.
    • module To modulate.
    • n module Equivalent to the phrase with congruence-modulus. See modulus of a congruence, under modulus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Module a small measure or quantity: :
    • Module (archit.) a measure such as the diameter of the shaft for regulating the proportions of the other parts of columns
    • Module (Shak.) a model, image
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. modulus, a small measure, dim. of modus,. See Mode, and cf. Model Modulus Mold a matrix
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. modulāri, -ātusmodulus, dim. of modus, a measure.


In literature:

Out of this a clear and melodious phrase developed itself with splendid modulations.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
It was all very pleasant, the modulated voice of Elinor under the trees and twinkling stars.
"An Onlooker in France 1917-1919" by William Orpen
The modern harp of Wales has no pedals for the semitones in modulations.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
His voice, too, had that cultivated, well-modulated tone, which always marks the gentleman.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Into the soft silence came Sir John's carefully modulated voice.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
He seldom whistles clearly, like the Robin, but he produces a charming variety of tone and modulation.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
The terms melody, harmony, and modulation, being borrowed from music, are not to be applied too literally to the art of versification.
"The Principles of English Versification" by Paull Franklin Baum
He joined her in the chorus, and then they sang together, she modulating sweetly her full, rich tones to his.
"Vesty of the Basins" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
But he could accompany; he could improvise; he could modulate; he could transpose any simple air.
"On the Stairs" by Henry B. Fuller
He then modulated his howl, when the bones knit together and became tense.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft

In poetry:

Ah, Chloe the Thracian--whose sweet modulation
Of voice as she lilts to the lyre
Is sweeter and fairer? Would but the Fates spare her
I'd love to expire.
"When Horace "Came Back"" by Franklin Pierce Adams
But a time came when, turning full of hate
And weariness from my remembered themes,
I wished my poet's pipe could modulate
Beauty more palpable than words and dreams.
"Poem" by Aldous Huxley
The better use of notes, or sweet or shrill,
By quivering string or modulated wind;
Trumpet or lyre - to their harsh bosoms chill
Admission ne'er had sought, or could not find.
"Parody of a Translation from the Medea of Euripides" by Samuel Johnson
Had I words of fire,
Whose words are weak as snow;
Were my heart a lyre
Whence all its love might flow
In the mighty modulations of desire,
In the notes wherewith man's passion worships woe;
"Ode On The Insurrection In Candia" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Therefore I set not mine hand
To the shifting of changed modulations,
To the smiting of manifold strings;
While the thrones of the throned men stand,
One song for the morning of nations,
One for the twilight of kings.
"Monotones" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
'T is now the Thracian Chloe whose accomplishments inthrall me,--
So sweet in modulations, such a mistress of the lyre.
In truth the fates, however terrible, could not appall me;
If they would spare her, sweet my soul, I gladly would expire.
"The Reconciliation" by Roswell Martin Field

In news:

OK, it wasn't really the Eagle module that landed, but Cdr.
The company acquired all the assets and certain operating liabilities of the laser module product line in Montreal and the specialty fiber product line in Salem, NH.
The Model HI 1756-FC single-feeder control module mounts directly into an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix chassis.
Developers have turned Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), a prototype created in part by the National Security Agency, into a module that operates almost seamlessly on the Linux operating system.
Beckhoff Automation's I/O module synchronously reads encoder values via high-precision EtherCAT Distributed Clocks.
The air then passes through the direct cooling module, is cleaned, and humidity is optimized.
He can reproduce five Korean words by tucking his trunk inside his mouth to modulate sound.
National Institute of Standards and Technology radio station WWVB(AM), near Fort Collins, Colo. Is conducting another phase- modulated broadcast test beginning at 11 am Pacific on Tuesday, Sept 4.
In Shift for Obama, US Settles On Modulated Policy for Sudan.
Complex modulated signals are used throughout modern communications systems.
For further customization of a vocal sound, users can switch to the Advanced view and access all of the controls of the underlying modules that power the plug-in.
Real-time APIs, integration modules, and expanded administrator controls included in newest release of Live Guide.
The roles of co-transmission in neural network modulation.
The Shuttle XP vertical lift module (VLM) and the Megamat RS vertical carousel from KardexRemstar are dynamic storage systems that enable organizations to retrieve inventory with the push of a button.
Fully Integrated Within WORK Microwave DVB-S2 Modems and Modulators, Roll-Off Feature Enables Operators to Achieve Significant Bandwidth Gains.

In science:

In type B the tensor powers of the natural module are not generally saturated modules, so in 6.6 we treat the generalized Schur algebra coming from tensor powers of the spin representation, which are in fact always saturated modules (see Appendix A).
On the defining relations for generalized q-Schur algebras
The simple modules for u(g, χ) are precisely those simple In this paper the authors compute Ext1 between W (1, 1)-modules admitting the character χ. pairs of simple modules for u(g, χ).
Ext^1-quivers for the Witt algebra W(1,1)
By using the isomorphism above, one sees that S rad(βχ ) = S . (b), (c) Since S rad(βχ ) = S , one can regard S as a u(b+/ rad(βχ ), χ)-module. u(b+/ rad(βχ ), χ)-module because it is simple as u(b+ , χ)-module.
Ext^1-quivers for the Witt algebra W(1,1)
Such an equivalence from the category of (say) left A(a)-modules to left A(b)-modules is given by tensoring with a bimodule A(b)PA(a) , finitely generated and pro jective as a left and a right module.
On Morita equivalence for simple Generalized Weyl algebras
It is known to have the positive answer for Verma modules ([C, 6.9] for simple Verma modules, generalized in [Jo3, 6.4] for the general case) and for all quotients of dominant Verma modules [Ja2, 6.9].
Kostant's problem and parabolic subgroups