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[in-ter-kuh-nekt] /ˌɪn tər kəˈnɛkt/
verb (used with object)
to connect with one another.
verb (used without object)
to be or become connected or interrelated.
  1. pertaining to customer-owned equipment that is connected to or has access to the public telephone network.
  2. pertaining to companies that supply equipment to customers:
    a leading interconnect company.
Origin of interconnect
1860-65; inter- + connect
Related forms
interconnection, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for interconnect
  • Extra-wide staircases interconnect at various floors so evacuees could cross over if one of the stairwells were blocked.
  • And way to interconnect them physically and electrically.
  • Perhaps national digital library systems could interconnect, forming a global one.
  • Some trails interconnect, so you can string together a longer ride.
  • Some rooms have a kitchenette and can interconnect with each other.
  • And they were completely ignorant of how technology would one day all but completely interconnect the world.
  • The new technology enables control to be exercised from a distance and lets different devices interconnect to do something new.
  • In a world where many networks interconnect on the fly and information is widely shared, that will not work.
  • Amtrak needs investment and would do exceedingly well to interconnect major cities with high speed trains.
  • The interconnect region serves as the connection area between magnets.
British Dictionary definitions for interconnect


verb (intransitive) often foll by with
to relate well: people I really interconnect with
to be meaningfully or complexly related or joined: these three strands of thought interconnect
  1. a device that connects things
  2. (as modifier): interconnect cable
Derived Forms
interconnection, noun
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Word Origin and History for interconnect

1863, from inter- + connect. Related: Interconnected; interconnecting; interconnectedness; interconnection.

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