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MODULE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does module mean? 

MODULE (noun)
  The noun MODULE has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: MODULE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MODULE (noun)


Sense 1module [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

faculty; mental faculty; module

Hypernyms ("module" is a kind of...):

ability; power (possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "module"):

sensation; sense; sensory faculty; sentience; sentiency (the faculty through which the external world is apprehended)

intellect; reason; understanding (the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination)

memory; retention; retentiveness; retentivity (the power of retaining and recalling past experience)

language; speech (the mental faculty or power of vocal communication)

attention (the faculty or power of mental concentration)

volition; will (the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention)


Sense 2module [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Detachable compartment of a spacecraft

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("module" is a kind of...):

compartment (a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "module"):

command module (a space module in which astronauts can live and control the spacecraft and communicate with earth)

Holonyms ("module" is a part of...):

ballistic capsule; space vehicle; spacecraft (a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun)


Sense 3module [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Computer circuit consisting of an assembly of electronic components (as of computer hardware)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("module" is a kind of...):

computer circuit (a circuit that is part of a computer)

Domain category:

computer; computing device; computing machine; data processor; electronic computer; information processing system (a machine for performing calculations automatically)


Sense 4module [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("module" is a kind of...):

component; constituent; element (an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "module"):

cartridge (a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment)

power module (module that provides power to operate other modules)

Holonyms ("module" is a part of...):

system (instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity)


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