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interoperable

[in-ter-op-er-uh-buh l, -op-ruh-buh l] /ˌɪn tərˈɒp ər ə bəl, -ˈɒp rə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being used or operated reciprocally:
interoperable weapons systems.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; inter- + operable
Related forms
interoperability, noun
interoperably, adverb
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Examples for interoperability
  • The commission has yet to determine whether the information the firm has supplied will really ensure interoperability.
  • The lack of full interoperability between mobile systems means that borders are still difficult to cross.
  • It is the equivalent of faster faxing, and not what people mean by interoperability.
  • Effects may be aggravated by the need to achieve interoperability between different proprietary parts of the system.
  • Hopefully the surfacing of this dysfunctional system will help push for a much higher level of interoperability and data control.
  • These things, critics argue, are not truly intellectual property but merely translations to allow interoperability.
  • But as the technology has evolved, developers have recognized other advantages, aside from interoperability.
British Dictionary definitions for interoperability

interoperable

/ˌɪntərˈɒprəbəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the ability to share data between different computer systems, esp on different machines interoperable network management systems
Derived Forms
interoperability, noun
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interoperability in Technology


The ability of software and hardware on multiple machines from multiple vendors to communicate.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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