interconnected

adjective
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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interconnectedness noun

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Japan’s decision to use its technology exports as a weapon in diplomatic combat signals a strategy upheaval for a resource-poor country long aware of its vulnerability in an interconnected world. Mayumi Negishi, WSJ, "Japan, a Champion of Free Trade, Takes a Page From Trump’s Playbook," 2 July 2019 Before leaving Afghanistan for India, Pompeo on Tuesday underscored Khalilzad’s strategy in the talks, which involves four interconnected issues: counterterrorism, foreign troop presence, inter-Afghan dialogue and a permanent cease-fire. Rahim Faiez, BostonGlobe.com, "US military says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan Wednesday," 26 June 2019 Pompeo underscored Khalilzad’s strategy in the talks, which involves four interconnected issues: counterterrorism, foreign troop presence, inter-Afghan dialogue and a permanent cease-fire. Washington Post, "Pompeo says US hoping for Afghan peace pact before Sept 1," 26 June 2019 But in an interconnected world, disease elimination is a fragile concept. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Fear, Misinformation, and Measles Spread in Brooklyn," 24 June 2019 However, in an interconnected ecosystem, what affects some species eventually affects many more throughout the food chain, including non-aquatic species such as birds. National Geographic, "Acid rain, explained," 12 June 2019 Finally, the entire season of summer got a movie of interconnected love stories of its own. Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "Dive Into The Best Summer Movies On Netflix," 20 June 2019 This time, Chucky is created by the nefarious Kaslan Corporation, which has a range of interconnected products. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, "New ‘Child’s Play’ full of seriously scary fun," 20 June 2019 All of Argentina is affected by a massive cut caused by a failure in the national interconnected system. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "50 million people lose electricity in South American blackout," 16 June 2019

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First Known Use of interconnected

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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