[ in-ter-op-er-uh-buh l, -op-ruh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈɒp ər ə bəl, -ˈɒp rə bəl /


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

Origin of interoperable

First recorded in 1965–70; inter- + operable

Related forms

in·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

Examples from the Web for interoperability

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

    Terror Deja Vu|Ken Allard|December 28, 2009|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for interoperability


/ (ˌɪntərˈɒprəbəl) /


of or relating to the ability to share data between different computer systems, esp on different machinesinteroperable network management systems

Derived Forms

interoperability, noun
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