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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Other Words from interconnected

interconnectedness noun

Examples of interconnected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But a forest is an interconnected system: trees rise out of an underground network of roots and microbes that are themselves alive and evolving. Drew Pendergrass, Harper's Magazine, "Ground Control," 25 May 2020 In Robinson's poem, everything from a child looking out a window to a blazing asteroid has a role to play in the interconnected universe. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "71 books for summer reading in 2020," 21 May 2020 What’s happening is not one crisis, but many interconnected ones. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "We Live in a Patchwork Pandemic Now," 20 May 2020 Inside the sprawling, 2.4 million-square-foot headquarters — composed of seven interconnected office buildings — there is an almost eerie ghost-town quality, former employees describe. At A Great Price, ProPublica, "The Big Empty: How Corporate Headquarters Have Abandoned America’s Suburbs," 18 May 2020 Free movement across borders is also a core element of life in an interconnected continent. Raphael Minder, New York Times, "Wandering a Grand Hotel Emptied by Coronavirus, and Checking 1,400 Taps," 17 May 2020 Three particles called quarks ricochet back and forth at nearly the speed of light, snapped back by interconnected strings of particles called gluons. Quanta Magazine, "What Goes On in a Proton? Quark Math Still Conflicts With Experiments.," 6 May 2020 Much like weather on land, ocean currents are a morass of complex, interconnected systems, affected by local physical features. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "We’re making garbage patches on the ocean floor, too," 30 Apr. 2020 Set up within four interconnected shipping containers, the system resembles a makeshift lab. Jacob Beltran, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio’s new decontamination setup a ‘game changer’ for reusing N95 masks," 30 Apr. 2020

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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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30 May 2020

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“Interconnected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interconnected. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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