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[in-ter-dis-uh-pluh-ner-ee] /ˌɪn tərˈdɪs ə pləˌnɛr i/
combining or involving two or more academic disciplines or fields of study:
The economics and history departments are offering an interdisciplinary seminar on Asia.
combining or involving two or more professions, technologies, departments, or the like, as in business or industry.
Origin of interdisciplinary
1935-40; inter- + disciplinary Unabridged
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  • Disciplinary versus interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • His interdisciplinary approach was backed up by an obsessive attention to detail.
  • The researchers urged the use of interdisciplinary approaches in future studies.
  • Progress is accelerating, thanks to interdisciplinary approaches.
  • We have to do all those things, and that's an interdisciplinary problem.
  • We're certainly hearing more and more talk of convergence and interdisciplinary studies.
  • Indeed, many experimental philosophers would already define the movement in this interdisciplinary way.
  • The successful candidate will join a dynamic interdisciplinary campus-wide effort in global health research.
  • Students can opt for a customised or a general management approach via an interdisciplinary major.
  • interdisciplinary teams work daily to focus on individual needs of residents so as to generate resident-specific care plans.
British Dictionary definitions for interdisciplinary


involving two or more academic disciplines
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Word Origin and History for interdisciplinary

1937, from inter- + disciplinary.

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