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

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 interoperable

  • Part of the fix is obvious: A robust, interoperable communications system is key to the command and control over any response.

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British Dictionary definitions for interoperable


  1. 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 interoperable

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

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