modularity

[moj-uh-lar-i-tee, mod-yuh-]
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noun

the use of individually distinct functional units, as in assembling an electronic or mechanical system.

Nearby words

  1. modock wool,
  2. modred,
  3. mods,
  4. modular,
  5. modular arithmetic,
  6. modularize,
  7. modulate,
  8. modulation,
  9. modulator,
  10. modulatory

Origin of modularity

First recorded in 1935–40; modular + -ity

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Word Origin and History for modularity

modularity

n.

1909, from modular + -ity.

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