in·​ter·​dis·​ci·​plin·​ary | \ ˌin-tər-ˈdi-sə-plə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce interdisciplinary (audio) \

Definition of interdisciplinary

: involving two or more academic, scientific, or artistic disciplines

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interdisciplinarity \ ˌin-​tər-​ˌdi-​sə-​plə-​ˈner-​ə-​tē How to pronounce interdisciplinary (audio) , -​ˈna-​rə-​ How to pronounce interdisciplinary (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web The network has put together conferences and scholarly volumes under the title Money On The Left, along with an interdisciplinary interview podcast of the same name. Alex Yablon, The New Republic, "This Year’s Underground Sensation: Modern Monetary Theory," 31 Dec. 2020 Olivia McGiff is an interdisciplinary illustrator and designer living in Brooklyn. New York Times, "Reclaiming the Tiki Bar," 23 Dec. 2020 Gelson’s donation helps fund the foundation’s STEAM+ program, which aims to provide opportunities for students to experience an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County School News, Nov. 19," 19 Nov. 2020 An interdisciplinary effort involving archaeologists, geneticists and ecologists, the paper was published Thursday in the journal Current Biology. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ivory From 16th-Century Shipwreck Yields Clues to African Elephants’ Decline," 19 Dec. 2020 The new academic building will house a variety of classrooms, shared spaces for interdisciplinary programs, and provide space for several departments of the College of Arts and Sciences. Segann March, The Enquirer, "University of Cincinnati has tentative timeline for Crosley Tower demolition," 27 Oct. 2020 In this livestream event, presented by South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, enjoy a collective, interdisciplinary performance of the Charles Dickens holiday classic with a visually inventive adaptation made to broadcast directly to your home. Mary Lou Cruz,, "Calendar: Virtual community, entertainment events beginning Dec. 9," 7 Dec. 2020 While brief accounts of several hundred dead scholars and public intellectuals militates against sustained reading, a few pages at a time about interdisciplinary giants such as Leibniz, Diderot and Germaine de Stael can be energizing. Washington Post, "My nightstand runneth over: A proud nerd recommends new intellectual and cultural histories," 18 Nov. 2020 In February and March, artists from Timucua’s interdisciplinary Artists in Resonance project will be featured. Matthew J. Palm,, "Timucua moves new jazz series to the Dr. Phillips Center," 5 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of interdisciplinary

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Interdisciplinary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of interdisciplinary

: involving two or more academic, scientific, or artistic areas of knowledge : involving two or more disciplines

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