Definition of modular adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɒdjələ(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdʒələr//
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  1. 1(of a course of study, especially at a British university or college) consisting of separate units from which students may choose several a modular course See related entries: Exams and degrees, Study routes
  2. 2(of machines, buildings, etc.) consisting of separate parts or units that can be joined together
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from modern Latin modularis, from Latin modulus ‘measure’, diminutive of modus.
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