Mod"ule, v. t. [See module,
n., Modulate.] To model; also, to
modulate. [Obs.] Sandys. Drayton.
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.