Definition of modular in English:

modular

Line breaks: modu|lar
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒdjʊlə
 
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adjective

1Employing or involving a module or modules as the basis of design or construction: modular housing units
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  • Equipped with low level perch seats to discourage beggars and stray animals from cuddling down, the shelters employ modular construction for fast assembling.
  • In the course of doing this, it has transformed itself into one of Britain's leading experts on designing, costing, project managing and financing modular construction.
  • On this note, it might have been beneficial to include a few of the artist's recent modular, design-oriented constructions of wood and paint.
1.1Relating to an educational course designed as a series of independent units of study that can be combined in a number of ways: moves to make all Britain’s vocational qualifications modular modular courses coupled with practical experience
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  • The courses have become more modular, with more emphasis on coursework and continuous assessment, and less on exams at the end of two years.
  • And this occurred just after we had returned to teaching separate science GCSEs, after spending a considerable number of years teaching a modular combined science course.
  • Seminaries offer evening classes, weekend modular courses and occasional meetings in smaller cohorts in church basements.
2 Mathematics Relating to a modulus.
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  • One of the main reasons for including an introduction to modular arithmetic is that the two most popular public key algorithms use modular exponentiation as their basic mathematical process.
  • These problems form the basis of a conjecture: every elliptic curve defined over the rational field is a factor of the Jacobian of a modular function field.
  • Complex multiplication and modular forms had been treated in the 19th century by Kronecker and Heinrich Weber, who discovered their link with class field theory.

Origin

late 18th century: from modern Latin modularis, from Latin modulus (see modulus).

Derivatives

modularity

Pronunciation: /-ˈlarɪti/
noun
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  • As already suggested, modularity is a discipline that requires close functional identification with a pattern or configuration that will change.
  • The driving force behind the aesthetics of modularity is a transformation in the geometry of class, the shift from a national to a global process of class formation.
  • But as a formation modularity lacks the notion of semiotic play and drift that is for many the overriding feature of postmodernity.

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