[ in-ter-aw-fis, -of-is ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈɔ fɪs, -ˈɒf ɪs /


functioning or communicating between the offices of a company or organization; within a company: an interoffice memo.

Nearby words

  1. interocclusal distance,
  2. interoceanic,
  3. interoceptive,
  4. interoceptor,
  5. interocular,
  6. interoperable,
  7. interosculate,
  8. interosseous artery,
  9. interosseous cartilage,
  10. interosseous nerve of leg

Origin of interoffice

First recorded in 1930–35; inter- + office Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for interoffice

  • On his first rounds of the afternoon, the interoffice messenger brought me a memorandum from the general manager's office.

    Sense from Thought Divide|Mark Irvin Clifton
  • Is that teletype from the office to Washington only, or is there some interoffice teletypes?

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • He thrust his chin against the tuning plate, switching from gang to interoffice band.

    Industrial Revolution|Poul William Anderson
  • More than a mere requisition signer, interoffice memo initialer.

    Eight Keys to Eden|Mark Irvin Clifton

Word Origin and History for interoffice



by 1934, from inter- + office.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper