combining or involving two or more academic disciplines or fields of study: The economics and history departments are offering an interdisciplinary seminar on Asia.
combining or involving two or more professions, technologies, departments, or the like, as in business or industry.

Origin of interdisciplinary

First recorded in 1935–40; inter- + disciplinary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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involving two or more academic disciplines
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Word Origin and History for interdisciplinary

1937, from inter- + disciplinary.

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