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interoperable

[in-ter-op-er-uh-buh l, -op-ruh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being used or operated reciprocally: interoperable weapons systems.

Origin of interoperable

First recorded in 1965–70; inter- + operable
Related formsin·ter·op·er·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·ter·op·er·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for interoperably

interoperable

adjective
  1. of or relating to the ability to share data between different computer systems, esp on different machinesinteroperable network management systems
Derived Formsinteroperability, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for interoperably

interoperable

adj.

1969, from inter- + operable. Related: Interoperability.

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