[in-ter-op-er-uh-buh l, -op-ruh-buh l]


capable of being used or operated reciprocally: interoperable weapons systems.

Origin of interoperable

First recorded in 1965–70; inter- + operable
Related formsin·ter·op·er·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·ter·op·er·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of interoperability

  • In it, I argued that the interoperability problems of the armed forces reflected their long and separate traditions.

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    December 28, 2009

British Dictionary definitions for interoperability



of or relating to the ability to share data between different computer systems, esp on different machinesinteroperable network management systems
Derived Formsinteroperability, noun
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Word Origin and History for interoperability



1969, from inter- + operable. Related: Interoperability.

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