in·​ter·​con·​nect·​ed | \ ˌin-tər-kə-ˈnek-təd How to pronounce interconnected (audio) \

Definition of interconnected

1 : mutually joined or related interconnected highways interconnected political issues
2 : having internal connections between the parts or elements

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Other Words from interconnected

interconnectedness noun

Examples of interconnected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Think of it like an internal Lego set inside a cell where pieces are added and taken away to form long interconnected networks of Legos as needed. Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, "Going To The Moon And Mars: How Will Astronauts’ Brains Be Affected?," 27 Apr. 2021 The dainty Faubourg with a 15.5 mm case has been designed with an elegant diamond bracelet made of interconnected dots and oblique lines. Jill Newman, Town & Country, "The Obsession-Worthy Women's Watches for 2021," 26 Apr. 2021 The institute’s emphasis on mentorship and dedication to craft helped usher in a generation of Indigenous writers — interconnected and mutually supportive. Los Angeles Times, "Festival of Books: Native American authors honor Leslie Marmon Silko, next generation of Indigenous writers," 21 Apr. 2021 The point is, the Arctic is climate-change ground zero, and Earth’s supra-systems are interconnected and interdependent. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, "How 1.5 Degrees Became the Key to Climate Progress," 21 Apr. 2021 The democratization of air travel — a blessing for travelers and the interconnected, global economy — had also stripped flight of its miraculous essence. Washington Post, "Taking to the skies in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s ‘Wind, Sand and Stars’," 31 Mar. 2021 The 20th century industrial age was defined by top-down hierarchical bureaucracies that could obtain scale through size, whereas the new digital world is defined by interconnected networks. James Mcelroy, Washington Examiner, "The best analysis of 2021 is a book from 2014," 4 Mar. 2021 The brain is a massive network of densely interconnected cells consisting of about 171 trillion brain cells — about 86 billion neurons, the main class of brain cell involved in information processing, and another 85 billion non-neuronal cells. Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, "What The Human Brain And Ants Have In Common," 19 Apr. 2021 The interconnected books are set in an alternate history where survivors in a post-WWII United States contract an alien virus that rewrites their DNA and leaves only 10% alive. Jordan Moreau,, "Fantasy shows to watch if you’re missing ‘Game of Thrones’," 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of interconnected

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of interconnected was in 1865

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5 May 2021

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“Interconnected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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