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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 interconnected
  • We should actually think of the oceans as the ocean, since they are one interconnected global system.
  • But the interconnected cool, thin displays of the second wave of screens launched an epidemic of writing that continues to swell.
  • Everything, physical beings and their environments, is interconnected and influence each other.
  • Emotional and physical pain, and the treatments for each, are all interconnected.
  • The audience's excitement can be felt, transmitted through bouncing rows of interconnected blue plastic seats.
  • As interconnected as academics might be online, news of this kind spreads slowly.
  • Alongside the image of academic departments as barren silos is another image of interconnected knowledge-a web.
  • We need such results to keep the interconnected system of research and graduate education functioning.
  • But people are interconnected in ways that are not always obvious, especially to a newbie.
  • Every part of your life is interconnected, so stress in one area bleeds into the others.
British Dictionary definitions for interconnected


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 interconnected



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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