in·​ter·​con·​nect·​ed | \ˌin-tər-kə-ˈnek-təd \

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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The brain is a noisy place, with tens of billions of neurons organized into a highly complex, interconnected network. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Implantable brain device could stop epileptic seizures in their tracks," 29 Aug. 2018 This isn’t to say another 2008-style crisis is looming, but banks remain interconnected with private-market risks in ways that aren’t clear. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, "Banks and Private Markets: Making Fresh Connections," 8 Aug. 2018 From a jurisprudence perspective, those two cases are very interconnected. Emily Stewart, Vox, "A leader in the fight to protect Roe v. Wade lays out the plan to stop Brett Kavanaugh," 29 July 2018 Yin-yang contracts — so named for having two different but interconnected parts, one public and one under the table — also have been an open secret in China’s film and television industry for years. Don Lee,, "In China's 'money worshiping' movie industry, stars' high pay becomes a target of the central government," 5 July 2018 Once grand reminders of how interconnected the United States had become, train stations across the country slowly fell out of use and into disrepair in the 1960s and ‘70s when new transportation technology outpaced them. Carson Bear, USA TODAY, "Historic train stations converted into hotels," 1 May 2018 If Google is to launch a gaming platform, its presentational savvy—the ability the company has to make using your technology feel slick, interesting, and healthily interconnected—will have to be the backbone. Julie Muncy, WIRED, "Can Google Really Launch a Viable Videogame Platform?," 7 July 2018 The world that today’s students are going to be thriving in is diverse, interconnected, and global. Deirdre Fernandes,, "Trump administration changes course on affirmative action," 4 July 2018 The alternative to an interconnected system of security partnerships and trade treaties is a return to the old system of unfettered power politics. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump team cannot get its story straight on separating migrant families," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of interconnected

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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