in·​ter·​con·​nect | \ ˌin-tər-kə-ˈnekt How to pronounce interconnect (audio) \
interconnected; interconnecting; interconnects

Definition of interconnect

transitive verb

: to connect with one another

intransitive verb

: to be or become mutually connected

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Other Words from interconnect

interconnection \ ˌin-​tər-​kə-​ˈnek-​shən How to pronounce interconnection (audio) \ noun
interconnectivity \ ˌin-​tər-​(ˌ)kä-​ˌnek-​ˈti-​və-​tē How to pronounce interconnectivity (audio) , -​kə-​ \ noun

Examples of interconnect in a Sentence

The systems are interconnected with a series of wires. The lessons are designed to show students how the two subjects interconnect. a series of interconnecting stories
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Recent Examples on the Web Harold Feld, an attorney and senior VP of the pro-Title II group Public Knowledge, pointed out that Section 251A of Title II requires telecommunications carriers to interconnect with other carriers. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Making Internet service a utility—what’s the worst that could happen?," 23 May 2020 Some shocks will be local, others regional, but many will be global, because, as this crisis shows, we are interconnected as a biosphere and a civilization. Kim Stanley Robinson, The New Yorker, "The Coronavirus and Our Future," 1 May 2020 Wineries are also pitching in to help one another and the industries they are interconnected with. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "The coronavirus will change wine shopping, and some independent winemakers won’t survive it," 10 Apr. 2020 Sometimes, however, wiring configurations are interconnected with the bus’s starting system, so make sure the bus starts up after each wiring change. Will Sutherland, Popular Mechanics, "How to Convert a School Bus to a RV," 4 Dec. 2019 Instead the Guy serves as a link between stories about the lives of his customers, sometimes interconnected, sometimes not. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "'High Maintenance' is the perfect show to watch now. And Ben Sinclair has a theory why," 20 Apr. 2020 Inside, many of the buildings are situated one story above ground level and are interconnected. Timothy Mclaughlin, Wired, "How Hong Kong’s Protests Turned Into a Mad Max Tableau," 21 Dec. 2019 As virtually everything becomes digitized and globally interconnected by vast volumes of data, the threat posed by data manipulation spans virtually every sector and industry. Fortune, "To Protect Against Cyber Attacks, Companies Need to Address Data Manipulation. Here’s How," 23 Sep. 2019 With the spread of the coronavirus, the world is becoming pointedly aware of the extent to which human beings are interconnected. Candida Moss, The Conversation, "Ancient Greeks purged city-states of disease as they would a human body – and it was the most vulnerable that suffered," 23 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of interconnect

1865, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of interconnect was in 1865

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“Interconnect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of interconnect

: to connect (two or more things) with each other

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