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.