modularity

[moj-uh-lar-i-tee, mod-yuh-]
noun
the use of individually distinct functional units, as in assembling an electronic or mechanical system.

Origin:
1935–40; modular + -ity

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modular (ˈmɒdjʊlə)
 
adj
of, consisting of, or resembling a module or modulus
 
modularity
 
n

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modularity
1937, from modular + -ity.
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Example sentences
One advantage of small reactors is their modularity.
Indeed, the idea of modularity can be taken even further.
He provides illuminating discussions of modularity in musical
  processing-currently a hot debate topic.
Presumably the same modularity let the design team replace all the vacuum tubes
  with transistors.
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