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[in-ter-wurk] /ˌɪn tərˈwɜrk/
verb (used with object), interworked or interwrought, interworking.
to work or weave together; interweave.
verb (used without object), interworked or interwrought, interworking.
to act one upon the other; interact.
Origin of interwork
1595-1605; inter- + work Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Word Origin and History for interworking



c.1600, from inter- + work. Related: interworking. Past tense can be either interworked or interwrought.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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interworking in Technology

Systems or components, possibly from different origins, working together to perform some task. Interworking depends crucially on standards to define the interfaces between the components. The term implies that there is some difference between the components which, in the absence of common standards, would make it unlikely that they could be used together. For example, software from different companies, running on different hardware and operating systems can interwork via standard network protocols.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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