of or pertaining to a module or a modulus.
composed of standardized units or sections for easy construction or flexible arrangement: a modular home; a modular sofa.
Mathematics. (of a lattice) having the property that for any two elements with one less than the other, the union of the smaller element with the intersection of the larger element and any third element of the lattice is equal to the intersection of the larger element with the union of the smaller element and the third element.
Computers. composed of software or hardware modules that can be altered or replaced without affecting the remainder of the system.
something, as a house or piece of furniture, built or organized in self-contained units or sections.
a self-contained unit or item, as of furniture, that can be combined or interchanged with others like it to create different shapes or designs.

1790–1800; < Neo-Latin modulāris. See module, -ar1 Unabridged
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modular (ˈmɒdjʊlə)
of, consisting of, or resembling a module or modulus

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Word Origin & History

1798, as a term in mathematics, from Mod.L. modularis, from modulus "small measure" (see module). Meaning "composed of interchangeable units" first recorded 1936.
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Example sentences
Experience teaching mathematics to variety of student populations in
  traditional and modular, computer-based formats.
And they're perfect for modular designs-you can easily add more as time and
  money permit.
Perfect for anyone who is, or ever has been, obsessed with everyone's favorite
  modular brick.
Two halfway modular dividers enable specific equipment setup.
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