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

Other Words from interdisciplinary

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

Examples of interdisciplinary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are clues in the budding interdisciplinary study of disinformation and rumor, which is still fairly new and is often segmented across academic silos. Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2021 The work is an interdisciplinary investigation into how structural inequality has a negative physiological impact on our health. Leah Dolan, CNN, 23 Dec. 2021 To own and operate an interdisciplinary therapy clinic for children with disabilities. Mary Colurso |, al, 10 Dec. 2021 His instantly recognizable style fused Black vernacular with a deep historical savvy and the interdisciplinary spirit of academia. Hank Shteamer, Rolling Stone, 7 Dec. 2021 Access to such interdisciplinary care must be made available to more people suffering with chronic pain. Kate M. Nicholson, STAT, 5 Dec. 2021 Neblett has created an oasis of interdisciplinary learning that focuses on education, culture, sustainability, and responsible design. Paula Rogo, Vogue, 3 Dec. 2021 At risk individuals should enter an interdisciplinary support model that includes dietetics, athletic medicine, and mental health services. Ken Goe For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 2 Dec. 2021 Accordingly, one of us (Matt Wilkins) adapted our female songbird research into a free, interdisciplinary lesson for grades 5–12. Scientific American, 26 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of interdisciplinary

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Interdisciplinary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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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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