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[muhl-tee-dis-uh-pluh-ner-ee, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈdɪs ə pləˌnɛr i, ˌmʌl taɪ-/
composed of or combining several usually separate branches of learning or fields of expertise:
a multidisciplinary study of the 18th century.
Origin of multidisciplinary
1945-50; multi- + disciplinary Unabridged
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Examples from the web for multidisciplinary
  • Each season, a different artistic director will create a single multidisciplinary evening-length piece.
  • The first step to winning the future: encouraging flexible, integrative, multidisciplinary thinking.
  • The multidisciplinary team hoped to use its findings to produce scientific articles, a book, and a traveling exhibit.
  • Instead, he supports a humanistic, multidisciplinary model of management education.
  • Integrated, multidisciplinary outside-the-box creative thinking.
  • To rewrite the curriculum, weekly meetings of multidisciplinary teams discussed what each subject could bring to a course.
  • It is necessary to consider a multidisciplinary effort.
  • There are intimations of suicidal boredom here that perhaps require multidisciplinary thinking to plumb.
  • We operate in a dynamic and collaborative environment, integrating the knowledge and skills of a strong multidisciplinary team.
  • Vera's multidisciplinary approach was not well received.
British Dictionary definitions for multidisciplinary


of or relating to the study of one topic, involving several subject disciplines
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for multidisciplinary

also multi-disciplinary, 1949, from multi- + disciplinary.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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