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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In such a world, the internet remains mostly interconnected but, as with automobile manufacturers, a handful of companies, many domestic, dominate each market, says Mr. Twomey. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "The Global Tech Backlash Is Just Beginning," 25 Oct. 2018 Producing in a more environmentally conscious way is exactly like that because our whole planet is interconnected. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "A New Denim Collaboration Puts Water Conservation in the Spotlight," 9 Apr. 2019 He’s well aware of how interconnected the worlds of music and fashion are. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Meet the Young Rapper Who’s Rubbing Shoulders With Virgil Abloh," 17 Jan. 2019 It is based on a deep understanding that all things are interconnected in this world. Emily Farra, Vogue, "4 Ways the CFDA’s New Sustainability Report Will Change Your Fashion Week Conversations," 16 Jan. 2019 The common language that allowed the networks to interconnect is TCP/IP, which stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. Popular Mechanics, "The Death of the Internet," 7 Feb. 2019 The peripherals are standard household items that are embedded with invisible microphones and integrated together through software and a vast array of interconnecting services. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "It’s Amazon’s home, and we’re just living in it," 21 Sep. 2018 So all of these things are interconnected in a way. ... Tal Kopan, CNN, "How Trump's policies could worsen the migration issue he says he wants to solve," 4 Apr. 2018 Those meetings always spur more peering—interconnecting networks that previously weren’t directly connected. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Google goes down after major BGP mishap routes traffic through China," 12 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of interconnect

1865, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of interconnect was in 1865

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English Language Learners Definition of interconnect

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

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