building block

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a self-contained unit that can be joined to others to form a system

Construction

  • Any rectangular masonry unit (except brick) used in building construction. Typical materials are burnt clay, concrete, glass, gypsum, etc.

Electronics

  • An independent and self contained unit, or module, used within the building-block approach.

Real Estate

  • noun a large block of concrete or similar hard material, used for building houses and other large structures
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