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interoperable

[in-ter-op-er-uh-buh l, -op-ruh-buh l]
adjective
  1. capable of being used or operated reciprocally: interoperable weapons systems.
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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
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interoperable

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

adj.

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

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