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 interdisciplinarity (audio) , -​ˈna-​rə-​ How to pronounce interdisciplinarity (audio) \ noun

Examples of interdisciplinary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of those who attended, Micol Hebron, 47, an interdisciplinary artist in Los Angeles (Instagram paid for her travel), snapped a topless selfie outside the building and tried to post it after the meeting. New York Times, "Will Instagram Ever ‘Free the Nipple’?," 22 Nov. 2019 Located in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the largest interdisciplinary exhibition hall in the city, this shop is a far cry from your typical space of musty stacks. Andrea Whittle, Condé Nast Traveler, "Vintage Shops, Markets, and Home Goods Stores to Visit in Rome Right Now," 17 Dec. 2019 Roberts, a resident of Independence County, graduated from Arkansas State University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies. Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Online, "Hunter Biden financial details sought in Arkansas paternity suit," 12 Dec. 2019 Hospice is specialized interdisciplinary care for those with limited life expectancies. Haider J. Warraich, STAT, "More Americans are dying at home. Is that a good thing?," 11 Dec. 2019 Studies have suggested that high-level amputations seem to decrease when interdisciplinary care is in place, regardless of the country. David G. Armstrong, The Conversation, "Diabetic foot wounds kill millions, but high-tech solutions and teamwork are making a difference," 26 Nov. 2019 This project brings us closer to creating a vibrant hub on campus for interdisciplinary earth and environmental sciences programs and action., "At MIT, a new name fuels fury - The Boston Globe," 25 Nov. 2019 In hospice, an interdisciplinary team of professionals that specialize in end-of life-care address the whole person. Jen Christensen, CNN, "More people in the US are dying at home than at the hospital," 11 Dec. 2019 This interdisciplinary program applies mathematical and economic concepts by combining already existing courses in McDaniel’s mathematics, economics and business administration programs. Catalina Righter,, "McDaniel College adding eight new majors, including a first for Maryland, after recent cuts," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of interdisciplinary

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interdisciplinary was in 1926

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16 Jan 2020

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“Interdisciplinary.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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