**Mod"ule** (?), n. [F., fr. L. *modulus* a small measure, dim. of *modus*. See Mode, and cf. Model, Modulus, Mold a matrix.]

**1.**

A model or measure.

**2.** 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 *minutes* (see Minute), though often the diameter is taken, and any dimension is said to be so many *modules* and *minutes* in height, breadth, or projection.

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**Mod"ule**, v. t. [See module, n., Modulate.]

To model; also, to modulate.

[Obs.]

*Sandys. Drayton.*

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