modular


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to modular: modular arithmetic

mod·u·lar

 (mŏj′ə-lər)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or based on a module or modulus.
2. Designed with standardized units or dimensions, as for easy assembly and repair or flexible arrangement and use: modular furniture; modular homes.
3. Mathematics
a. Of or relating to fields having a characteristic greater than zero.
b. Of or relating to structured equivalence classes.
4. Biology Relating to, exhibiting, or being a pattern of growth in which similar morphological units, called modules, are added repeatedly.

mod′u·lar n.
mod′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
mod′u·lar·ly adv.

modular

(ˈmɒdjʊlə)
adj
1. (General Physics) of, consisting of, or resembling a module or modulus
2. (Mathematics) of, consisting of, or resembling a module or modulus
modularity n

mod•u•lar

(ˈmɒdʒ ə lər)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a module or a modulus.
2. composed of standardized units or sections for easy construction or flexible arrangement.
n.
3. something built or organized in self-contained units or sections.
4. a self-contained unit or item that can be combined or interchanged with others like it to create different shapes or designs.
[1790–1800; < New Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.modular - constructed with standardized units or dimensions allowing flexibility and variety in usemodular - constructed with standardized units or dimensions allowing flexibility and variety in use; "modular furniture"; "modular homes"
standard - conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind; "windows of standard width"; "standard sizes"; "the standard fixtures"; "standard brands"; "standard operating procedure"
Translations

modular

[ˈmɒdjʊləʳ]
A. ADJmodular
B. CPD modular program(m)ing Nprogramación f modular

modular

[ˈmɒdʒʊr] adj
[building, unit] → modulaire
(EDUCATION) [system] → par modules

modular

adjaus Elementen zusammengesetzt; (Comput) → modular; (esp Brit Sch, Univ) course, degree etcmodular aufgebaut; the modular design of their furnitureihre als Bauelemente konzipierten Möbel

modular

[ˈmɒdjʊləʳ] adj (furniture, unit) → modulare
References in periodicals archive ?
Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio's Engineering team said: "Many wiring equipment vendors are developing advanced modular switches with improved energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs.
Modular clean rooms are contamination-free environments for product production, research and other sensitive products and processes that require a completely sterile workspace.
Castaic High School could come in as low as $126 million -- $49 million less if it's constructed with modular buildings, Rivas said.
When you purchase a modular conveyor, you are actually buying a series of units to build a conveyor," said Huster.
Modular main floor, site built upstairs and full, finished Superior Walls System, basement.
The systems showed the lethal power, speed, and survivability capable of supporting a modular force of 43 brigades, designed to rapidly deploy for any combat operation, officials said.
The firm's increase work with modular properties over the last few years, due to the growing demand for these types of residences, has led the firm to form the group specifically dedicated to these developments.
The critical key is for automakers and suppliers to design and develop modular vehicle sections that offer both optimum efficiencies of scale and manufacturability, along with the widest possible variations to satisfy an ever-increasing variety of vehicle offerings.
Users with tight IT budgets have readily adopted modular storage systems as a path to acquire storage infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of large monolithic systems.
The Symmetrix DMX800 system is the modular member of EMC's new Symmetrix DMX series of high-end storage systems, also announced recently (see separate release).
In the past 20 years, modular construction, which includes both temporary and permanent structures constructed in a factory, "has been huge for education," says Barbara Worth, assistant director, public relations and policy at Scottsdale, Ariz.