mod·​u·​lar ˈmä-jə-lər How to pronounce modular (audio)
: of, relating to, or based on a module or a modulus
: constructed with standardized units or dimensions for flexibility and variety in use
modular furniture
ˌmä-jə-ˈler-ə-tē How to pronounce modular (audio)
modularly 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 Plus has announced their Open Platform for Autonomy (OPA), an open and modular software platform powered by the latest AI models. Richard Bishop, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 The Oakland site is a modular construction project slated for 9481 Edes Ave., near the Oakland Coliseum. Ethan Varian, The Mercury News, 18 Feb. 2024 Kurt's key takeaways No doubt, the Surge S32 is a unique and innovative electric vehicle that combines the functionality of a rickshaw and a scooter in one modular platform. Kurt Knutsson, Cyberguy Report, Fox News, 17 Feb. 2024 The all-new, single-engine platform aims to combine the performance and wide interior of a costlier twin-engine configuration by featuring a modular architecture with composite components that enable a spacious, high-ceiling layout. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 11 Feb. 2024 Each item in the Livingston Collection is designed to work seamlessly with the other modular components. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 8 Feb. 2024 The team will use modular seating there in 2025 and perhaps 2026. Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star, 6 Feb. 2024 This structure has the same symmetry as modular shapes—regardless of how the thread oscillates. Manon Bischoff, Scientific American, 5 Feb. 2024 Currently, a school spokesperson said, kindergarten is in one modular, grades 1-3 are in another, and fourth grade is in a separate building. Jeff A. Chamer, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of modular was in 1815

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Cite this Entry

“Modular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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mod·​u·​lar ˈmäj-ə-lər How to pronounce modular (audio)
: of, relating to, or based on a module or modulus
: constructed in similar sizes or with similar units for flexibility and variety in use
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