modular Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"modular" in American English

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modularadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmɑdʒ·ə·lər/
made from a set of ​separateparts that can be ​joined together to ​form a ​largerobject: modular ​homes modular ​classrooms
(Definition of modular from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"modular" in Business English

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uk   /ˈmɒdjʊlər/  us   /ˈmɑdʒələr/
made of several ​parts that can be put together in different ways: modular furniture/software/system A modular ​systemallows six different ​configurations of just two ​keycomponents. modular ​architecture/​design
PRODUCTION used to describe a ​method of ​manufacturing in which the ​process is ​separated into ​parts that can be done in a different ​order or in different ​places: modular manufacturing/production He ​wants to ​integrate modular ​manufacturing into the entire ​company to ​produceproducts such as clocks for ​cars.
(Definition of modular from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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