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ˈmɒdʒ ə lərmod·u·lar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modularadjective

    constructed with standardized units or dimensions allowing flexibility and variety in use

    "modular furniture"; "modular homes"


  1. modularadjective

    Consisting of separate modules; especially where each module performs or fulfills some specified function and could be replaced by a similar module for the same function, independently of the other modules.

  2. modularadjective

    Of or relating to a module or modules.


  1. modular

    Broadly speaking, modularity is the degree to which a system's components may be separated and recombined, often with the benefit of flexibility and variety in use. The concept of modularity is used primarily to reduce complexity by breaking a system into varying degrees of interdependence and independence across and "hide the complexity of each part behind an abstraction and interface". However, the concept of modularity can be extended to multiple disciplines, each with their own nuances. Despite these nuances, consistent themes concerning modular systems can be identified.


  1. modular

    Modular refers to a system or approach that is composed of separate and interchangeable units or components. These separate parts can be individually altered or replaced without affecting the functionality of the entire system. This allows for flexibility, customization, or upgrade depending on the user's needs or preferences. It is widely applied in various fields like architecture, technology, mathematics, and even in design and arts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Modularadjective

    of or pertaining to mode, modulation, module, or modius; as, modular arrangement; modular accent; modular measure

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of modular in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of modular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of modular in a Sentence

  1. Bernd Osterloh:

    Decisions about modular platforms must be taken in Wolfsburg.

  2. Kevin Czinger of Divergent Microfactories:

    3D printing of metal radically changes that. By looking at 3D printing not for that overall structure but to create individual modular structures that can be combined, that 3D printing transforms everything.

  3. Bernd Osterloh:

    Corporate headquarters needs to be able to supervise whether the technical specifications of the modular platforms have been adhered to.

  4. Bernd Osterloh:

    A new corporate structure needs to reflect these modular platforms. The individual brands should be forced to adhere to the specifications of the various platforms.

  5. Kevin Jaques:

    They're like flexible building blocks and you can pretty much do anything you imagine. You can build hotels, hospitals, anything, because they're modular and can take up 100 megatons of pressure.

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