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1Each of a set of standardized parts or independent units that can be used to construct a more complex structure, such as an item of furniture or a building.
part, piece, bit, constituent, element, ingredientView synonyms
- ‘The 1,750 sq ft bungalow is made up of three buildings connected by modules that act as light wells and avoid claustrophobic corridors.’
- ‘At the same time, plastics developers are targeting structural components like front end modules and other mainstays of stamped steel like seat frames.’
- ‘Where the station rested in space a minute ago was now an incomplete framework of solar panels and pieces of modules, tubing, and railings.’
- ‘The Army has no mandated size of unit building blocks; module size will vary within each functional category.’
- ‘Ahead of him, Marc was wading up the tunnel fearlessly, following the light modules on the tunnel wall.’
- ‘The module contains 1,000 minute electrodes which will create 1,000 ‘points of light’.’
- ‘These systems will comprise a library of component device modules and proprietary modular components.’
- ‘Our main products are light sources and modules that enable plastic optical fibre to be used for high bandwidth, low-cost links with large data capacity.’
- ‘Last year, it won a contract to supply the builder with 150 modules containing finished bathrooms and utility rooms for use in an apartment development in Cork.’
- ‘Ballistic protection is provided by special armour modules, which are attached to the tank by bolts.’
- ‘In those plants, assembly areas will have the same footprint containing standardized modules built from a select group of common components.’
- ‘In the final stages here we would do two steps: we will test the module and label it according to its specified power, then we will put a frame around it, box it, and put it out in the warehouse.’
- ‘The largest engineering center is in Graz where 1200 engineers are developing components, systems, modules and complete vehicles.’
- ‘It relied on suppliers to design, develop and assemble vehicle components into modules, which would be shipped to the main plant for final assembly.’
- ‘To obtain a soft colour for the roof, yet use a steel resistant to salt, the steel was bought in flat sheets and rolled to a designed profile in accord with the building module.’
- ‘Cutting away the front of the frame to install the module weakens the overall structure of the grip-frame.’
- ‘The test aircraft will have six laser modules, and the production version will have 14.’
- ‘A closer look at many new buildings reveal they are equipped with various kinds of solar electric modules collecting solar power for water heating and electricity.’
- ‘Standard lamp modules and appliance modules have full access to house current since they are plugged directly into a power outlet.’
- ‘We ship our standard product with our standard modules for automotive.’
- 1.1usually with adjective An independent self-contained unit of a spacecraft.
craft, probeView synonyms
- ‘Endeavour also will carry to the space station its second logistics carrier, a module named Raffaello provided by the Italian Space Agency.’
- ‘We crawled inside through a small opening in the orbital module.’
- ‘The Maxus - 4 rocket launched on 29 April carried seven experiments stacked in five self-contained modules.’
- ‘If the decision is made to use a space station module careful preparations will have to be made.’
- ‘Space Station Imagination is two linked 48-foot trailers forming two modules of the Space Station.’
- ‘One possible method for keeping lunar dust out of the habitation module was to keep the spacesuit outside, ‘docking’ it to the habitat module.’
- ‘The service module, and the orbital module are burned in the Earth's atmosphere, whilst the re-entry module uses its heat shield to make a safe return.’
- ‘Flights to the Moon could employ detachable crew modules atop nuclear thermal transfer vehicles.’
- ‘During its life a total of forty-six missions were made by the United States and Russia to Mir, including the missions to bring more modules to the spacecraft.’
- ‘A possible solution may exist, if station modules could be launched while the shuttle is docked to the station.’
- ‘The Japanese are planning a tearoom module for the International Space Station, despite the problems with drinking liquids in zero gravity.’
- ‘It also assumes that there would be enough room in the shuttle's cargo bay for the deorbit module.’
- ‘Mir, their last, was modular and had space for up to six cosmonauts and six ports for docking spacecraft or other modules.’
- ‘Apart from the Skylark launch vehicle, MASER 10 comprised four experiment modules, a service module and a recovery system.’
- ‘The space shuttle produced a space station with nearly minimum-size modules.’
- ‘The whole world watched, as the orbiting space shuttle released the Moonlander module.’
- ‘The maximum heating rate of the capsule in the re-entry is several tens times higher than that of the Space Shuttle and several times higher than the Apollo recovery module.’
- ‘The nodes are elements interconnecting laboratory and habitation modules of the International Space Station.’
- ‘His ideal station would be relatively small, consisting of no more than two modules weighing 20-25 metric tons.’
- 1.2Computing Any of a number of distinct but interrelated units from which a program may be built up or into which a complex activity may be analyzed.
- ‘The biggest stumbling block for most people involves the few requisite Perl modules for database support.’
- ‘This object is an interface between your module and the database, and it performs the query.’
- ‘You don't have time to wait for a C programmer to develop a custom database module for your web page - you need a solution that works today.’
- ‘Your computer or a special module connected to your network sends your request over the internet to the computer or telephone exchange you are attempting to contact.’
- ‘Virtual software machine running multiple program modules in a single address space of a target computer’
Late 16th century (in the senses ‘allotted scale’ and ‘plan, model’): from French, or from Latin modulus (see modulus). Current senses date from the 1950s.
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