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  • adj. (of a system or device) Able to communicate, and exchange data with another system or device.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. able to exchange and use information


interoperate +‎ -able; alternatively inter- +‎ operable. (Wiktionary)


  • Doug Fridsma, who directs the Department of Health and Human Services' work to make electronic medical records, or EMRs, become "interoperable" - meaning doctors can share and view them from anywhere.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • There is still no federal standard, he says, for so-called interoperable communications.

    CNN Transcript Feb 23, 2006

  • "interoperable" - you can find it, search it, cut and paste it, view source, mix and match-all those things that we associate with text on the Web, that you can continue to do that with audio and video and whatever's next.

    MoJo Blogs and Articles

  • Analysts and some Pentagon officials say Rumsfeld's basic concern is that he needs European money and brain power to realize his vision of "next-generation warfare," a doctrine that requires smarter and often lighter weaponry that is "interoperable" among the four U.S. services and America's allies.


  • -It also instructed Microsoft to make its software more "interoperable" with that of other firms.

    E.U.'s Microsoft Case Could Endanger Vista

  • During the Kosovo War of 1999, Canada's CF-18 fighters had been upgraded and our pilots had trained in joint exercises to be barely "interoperable" with the U.S.

    National Defence: A Little Common Sense

  • What Real had done was make the iPod "interoperable" with another format.

    The Public Domain Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

  • They want to use it as the foundation for an "interoperable" broadband network that would let first responders across different agencies and different jurisdictions communicate with each other 7/8-- a recommendation of the

    White House seeks spectrum for public safety - Yahoo! Finance

  • The new radio network stems from federal regulations following the Sept. 11 terror attacks that urged emergency responders to use "interoperable" systems - ones that have the capability to communicate with other departments on radio frequencies. - News

  • One recommendation of the 9/11 Commission was the construction of a nationwide "interoperable" wireless network that would let public safety workers across agencies and jurisdictions communicate with each other.

    Wireless Week Headline News

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