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modular (adj.)

1798, as a term in mathematics, "pertaining to modulation," from French modulaire or directly from Modern Latin modularis, from Latin modulus "a small measure," diminutive of modus "measure, manner" (from PIE root *med- "take appropriate measures"). Meaning "composed of interchangeable units" is recorded by 1936.

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Definitions of modular

modular (adj.)
constructed with standardized units or dimensions allowing flexibility and variety in use;
modular furniture
modular homes
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