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[in-ter-op-er-uh-buh l, -op-ruh-buh l] /ˌɪn tərˈɒp ər ə bəl, -ˈɒp rə bəl/

capable of being used or operated reciprocally:
interoperable weapons systems.
of or relating to the ability to share data between different computer systems, esp on different machines: interoperable network management systems

pertaining to systems that work together or communicate
Word Origin

inter- ‘between’ + operable

1969, from inter- + operable. Related: Interoperability.


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