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.
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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
Surely the term modular just means that self contained modules are used, with common modules used for different systems or platforms.
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.
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.
Plug-in modular seating system by Stefano Getzel » CONTEMPORIST
In Montserrat, its members lived in modular tents and frequently worked in 38degree heat.
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.
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.
Initially Williams toyed with the idea of modular scaffolds fitted permanently with pneumatic drills.
Further up the security chain, companies like Phoenix-based i/o Data Centers are offering so-called modular data centers.
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.