- 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.
- synonymbuilding-block design
- synonymbuilding-block principle
- synonymbuilding-block technique