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interoperable

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

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

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Origin of interoperable

First recorded in 1965–70; inter- + operable

OTHER WORDS FROM interoperable

in·ter·op·er·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·ter·op·er·a·bly, adverb
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How to use interoperable in a sentence

  • The roots of America's continuing interoperability problems are organizational, bureaucratic, and even cultural.

    Terror Deja Vu|Ken Allard|December 28, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • 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
  • These companies allow for easy interoperability between systems.

    Tiger's Digital Sex Trap|Douglas Rushkoff|December 2, 2009|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for interoperable

interoperable
/ (ˌɪntərˈɒprəbəl) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of interoperable

interoperability, noun
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