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

First recorded in 1935–40; modular + -ity
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Historical Examples

  • Debugging of that unit was exceedingly laborious because of the lack of modularity in its components.

    On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969

    H. W. Fulbright et al.

Word Origin and History for modularity


1909, from modular + -ity.

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