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What's the difference between a module and a component?

What’s the difference between a module and a component?

A module is a type of component. A component can be:

  • A module (code that extends Magento behavior)
  • A theme (changes the look and feel of your Magento Admin or storefront)
  • Language package (used to translate text and messages in the Magento application)