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module

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɒd.juːl/ us    /ˈmɑː.dʒuːl/
one of a set of separate parts that, when combined, form a complete whole: The emergency building is transported in individual modules, such as bedrooms and a kitchen, which are put together on site. The full computer program is made up of several modules (= small programs) which should be individually tested before being integrated. one of the units that together make a complete course taught especially at a college or university a part of a spacecraft that can operate independently of the other parts, especially when separate from them: a lunar landing module
modular
adjective uk   /ˈmɒd.jʊ.lər/ us    /ˈmɑː.dʒə.lɚ/
Many colleges and universities now offer modular degree courses.
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