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EtymologyEdit

sub- +‎ module

NounEdit

submodule (plural submodules)

  1. A module making up part of a larger module.
    The first-year English Literature module consists of three submodules.
  2. (algebra) A module contained in a larger module, both over the same ring, such that the ring multiplication in the former is a restriction of that in the latter.