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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There are two interconnected ways of winning a culture war. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, "‘Desmond Is Amazing’ Needs Saving," 11 June 2019 The causes of homelessness are many and interconnected and interdependent. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Homelessness has many core causes, not just one," 4 June 2019 Scientific American reports that: Consciousness requires a sophisticated network of highly interconnected components, nerve cells. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why the Abortion Movie Unplanned Is Factually Incorrect," 16 Apr. 2019 The breadth of the outage underscored the fragility of the nation’s 911 system, as well as the vulnerability of interconnected telecommunications systems. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, "FCC Probes Nationwide CenturyLink Outage, Cites 911 Service Disruption," 28 Dec. 2018 Everything is both more crowded and more interconnected. Nitsuh Abebe, New York Times, "Why Have We Soured on the ‘Devil’s Advocate’?," 3 Apr. 2018 Back in 2013, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced plans for its own elaborate, interconnected universe based around Spider-Man. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is dazzling, hilarious, and unique," 14 Dec. 2018 Financial institutions, instruments, and market structures are increasingly complex and interconnected. Emily Stewart, Vox, "How close are we to another financial crisis? 8 experts weigh in.," 18 Sep. 2018 Sitting on a 35-acre parcel just outside Telluride, Colorado, the home is a whopping 6,561 square feet and comprises ten interconnected pavilions, resembling more of a backwoods cul-de-sac than one residence. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Minimalist home with jaw-dropping Rocky Mountain views asks $16.9M," 26 July 2018

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First Known Use of interconnected

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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