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[in-ter-aw-fis, -of-is]
  1. functioning or communicating between the offices of a company or organization; within a company: an interoffice memo.
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Origin of interoffice

First recorded in 1930–35; inter- + office
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Examples from the Web for inter-office

Historical Examples of inter-office

  • She talked into the inter-office phone, did a lot of listening and yessing.

    Ye of Little Faith

    Roger Phillips Graham

  • As soon as the door had closed, Jack Carlson bounded back to his desk, touched a button on an inter-office communications box.

  • The action of the two kinds of trunks, local or inter-office, is broadly the same.

  • The purpose of the trunk repeater is to enable the inter-office trunking to be done over two wires.

Word Origin and History for inter-office



by 1934, from inter- + office.

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