mod·​u·​lar | \ ˈmä-jə-lər How to pronounce modular (audio) \

Definition of modular

1 : of, relating to, or based on a module or a modulus
2 : constructed with standardized units or dimensions for flexibility and variety in use modular furniture

Other Words from modular

modularity \ ˌmä-​jə-​ˈler-​ə-​tē How to pronounce modular (audio) , -​ˈla-​rə-​tē \ noun
modularly \ ˈmä-​jə-​lər-​lē How to pronounce modular (audio) \ adverb

Examples of modular in a Sentence

In many offices, desks are separated by modular walls that can be moved around. a factory that produces modular homes
Recent Examples on the Web The original iPods were modular, breaking down into a screen, motherboard, headphone assembly, battery, and hard drive, all connected with tiny ribbon cables. Brendan Nystedt, Wired, 17 Mar. 2022 The architecture is modular and can be built out in 10MWh increments that can scale to multi-GW-hour storage capacity. James Conca, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 And the line is modular, built to scale with the customer’s creation by simply daisy chaining compatible components together via a Thunderbolt connection. Chris Morris, Variety, 8 Dec. 2021 Frontgate’s Outdoor Kitchen collections – Westport Teak, Westport Aluminum and Isola Kitchen – offer modular designs aimed to integrate with grills, wine refrigerators, compact freezers and other pieces. Marc Bona, cleveland, 28 Feb. 2022 Still, uncertainty over securing future nuclear-fuel supplies raises questions for developers designing small modular reactors, or SMRs. Jennifer Hiller, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2022 The company also has a patent pending on a modular design. Pamela N. Danziger, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 Macron also said that EDF will build a prototype small modular reactor, or SMR, by 2030. Tim De Chant, Ars Technica, 14 Feb. 2022 Lyash told the board Thursday that for the Clinch River site, the TVA is focused on GE Hitachi's design for a small modular reactor that uses light water like all U.S. commercial reactors. Jennifer Mcdermott, ajc, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of modular

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 May 2022

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“Modular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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