- An approach to the design of equipment, systems, programs, and the like, in which independently prepared and self-contained units, or modules, are combined to form the final product. This allows for simultaneously developing and testing the various components, and also helps break down a large and complex system into more manageable parts. Also called building block principle, building-block technique, building-block design, modular approach, or modular design.
- synonym building-block design
- synonym building-block principle
- synonym building-block technique
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