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[moj-uh-lar-i-tee, mod-yuh-] /ˌmɒdʒ əˈlær ɪ ti, ˌmɒd yə-/
the use of individually distinct functional units, as in assembling an electronic or mechanical system.
Origin of modularity
1935-40; modular + -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for modularity
  • 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.
  • Nature simply wreaks of modularity throughout its hierarchy.
  • The benefits of modularity do not follow automatically from the act of subdividing a program.
  • When flexibility and adaptability matter, this system's modularity makes good sense.
Word Origin and History for modularity

1909, from modular + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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