Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or based on a module or modulus.
  • adj. Designed with standardized units or dimensions, as for easy assembly and repair or flexible arrangement and use: modular furniture; modular homes.
  • adj. Mathematics Of or relating to fields having a characteristic greater than zero.
  • adj. Mathematics Of or relating to structured equivalence classes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. 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.
  • adj. Of or relating to a module or modules.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to mode, modulation, module, or modius

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to modulation; pertaining to or regulated by a module or a modulus.
  • where ad — bc = 1.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

module +‎ -ar (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Surely the term modular just means that self contained modules are used, with common modules used for different systems or platforms.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The other was what they called a modular home and Nora a prefab, a frame bungalow standing on a bluff between the dirt road and the ridge.

    Piranha to Scurfy & Other Stories

  • So that maintenance can be done, substations are built with switching functions that allow you to disconnect and reconnect various parts of the system in modular sort of way.

    Boing Boing

  • Plug-in modular seating system by Stefano Getzel » CONTEMPORIST

    Plug-in modular seating system by Stefano Getzel

  • In Montserrat, its members lived in modular tents and frequently worked in 38degree heat.

    Why Your Children Should Enlist in the Canadian Armed Forces

  • Cairngorm 3 reference architecture (currently in draft) is to separate applications into distinct functional areas that can be developed independently; in other words a modular architecture, where each functional area is a module.

    Adobe Blogs

  • One of the mathematical theories that Gauss developed was a system of arithmetic called modular arithmetic, or, as we call it in our lab, mod math.

    Choke

  • Initially Williams toyed with the idea of modular scaffolds fitted permanently with pneumatic drills.

    Colossus

  • Further up the security chain, companies like Phoenix-based i/o Data Centers are offering so-called modular data centers.

    WikiLeaks Clouds IT Outsourcing

  • This is described as a modular upgrade for parachute systems for use in "high-altitude, high-opening" jump missions, typically carried out by Special Forces.

    Wired Top Stories

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.