in·​ter·​con·​nect | \ ˌin-tər-kə-ˈnekt How to pronounce interconnect (audio) \
interconnected; interconnecting; interconnects

Definition of interconnect

transitive verb

: to connect with one another

intransitive verb

: to be or become mutually connected

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Other Words from interconnect

interconnection \ ˌin-​tər-​kə-​ˈnek-​shən How to pronounce interconnection (audio) \ noun
interconnectivity \ ˌin-​tər-​(ˌ)kä-​ˌnek-​ˈti-​və-​tē How to pronounce interconnectivity (audio) , -​kə-​ \ noun

Examples of interconnect in a Sentence

The systems are interconnected with a series of wires. The lessons are designed to show students how the two subjects interconnect. a series of interconnecting stories
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Recent Examples on the Web The different tangents of our lives are interconnected in ways that can’t be untethered. NBC News, "I learned how to navigate grief while celebrating a big life event," 18 Jan. 2020 But the two are interconnected, and the oceans are working very hard right now. New York Times, "One Thing We Can Do: Fix Recycling," 15 Jan. 2020 Though all three principal actresses share little screen time together (save for a tense elevator ride) their stories are interconnected and are eerily similar as more women step forward to help Carlson's cause. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "'Bombshell' starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman as Fox anchors isn't quite explosive," 20 Dec. 2019 Football is all interconnected, and the pass protection was not helped by the receivers., "The issues that have plagued the Patriots offense all season long presented themselves again in plain sight in Sunday’s 17-10 win over the Eagles. The Patriots once again struggled to run the ball, protect Tom Brady, create separation in the passing game, and punch the ball into the end zone.," 20 Nov. 2019 For the first time, scientists have mapped how millions of species of fungi and bacteria swap nutrients between soil and the roots of trees, forming a vast, interconnected web of organisms throughout the woods. David Grimm, Science | AAAS, "Our favorite science news stories of 2019," 19 Dec. 2019 What’s known as a liquidity coverage ratio requires large or globally interconnected banks to hold enough cash or cash-like assets to tide them over for 30 days. Emily Barrett And Jesse Hamilton | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Why Jamie Dimon’s Repo Gripe Stirs Sympathy, Skepticism," 5 Nov. 2019 Since all these things are interconnected, never say never, but my crystal ball says personalized diets won’t be any better than garden-variety, unpersonalized diets. Tamar Haspel, Washington Post, "Why you should be skeptical about diets tailored for your DNA," 21 Oct. 2019 Because the 70,000-square-mile electric system is, in many ways, interconnected, turning off one high-voltage circuit can lead to a cascading effect on customers far away. Peter Fimrite,, "Frustration over power shut-offs as some areas have no power — and no wind," 10 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of interconnect

1865, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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7 Feb 2020

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“Interconnect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of interconnect

: to connect (two or more things) with each other

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