[ in-ter-kuh-nekt ]
/ ˌɪn tər kəˈnɛkt /

verb (used with object)

to connect with one another.

verb (used without object)

to be or become connected or interrelated.


  1. pertaining to customer-owned equipment that is connected to or has access to the public telephone network.
  2. pertaining to companies that supply equipment to customers: a leading interconnect company.

Nearby words

  1. intercommunication system,
  2. intercommunion,
  3. intercommunity,
  4. intercompany,
  5. interconfessional,
  6. interconnectedness,
  7. interconnection,
  8. interconsonantal,
  9. intercontinental,
  10. intercontinental ballistic missile

Origin of interconnect

First recorded in 1860–65; inter- + connect

Related formsin·ter·con·nec·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for interconnection


/ (ˌɪntəkəˈnɛkt) /

verb (intr often foll by with)

to relate wellpeople I really interconnect with
to be meaningfully or complexly related or joinedthese three strands of thought interconnect


  1. a device that connects things
  2. (as modifier)interconnect cable
Derived Formsinterconnection, noun

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Word Origin and History for interconnection



1863, from inter- + connect. Related: Interconnected; interconnecting; interconnectedness; interconnection.

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