in·​ter·​op·​er·​a·​bil·​i·​ty | \ˌin-tər-ˌä-p(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē \

Definition of interoperability 

: ability of a system (such as a weapons system) to work with or use the parts or equipment of another system

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interoperable \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈä-​p(ə-​)rə-​bəl \ adjective

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The problem may have been related to interoperability issues as carriers upgrade to the new Rich Communication Services protocol that the industry plans to use as a replacement for SMS texting. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Security News This Week: A Facebook Bug Unblocked Users for a Week," 7 July 2018 The electronic interoperability between hospitals for medical records is dependent on ease of consent and the hospitals’ lawyers and their interpretation of privacy laws. New York Times, "Readers Respond to the 5.20.18 Issue," 31 May 2018 Early reviews of FirstNet’s interoperability are good. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "FirstNet launches, giving police and firefighters a dedicated wireless network and infinite possibilities," 25 June 2018 The government agency was created after 9/11 to devise the interoperability of first responders, and then to enable video, data and text capabilities in addition to voice. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "FirstNet launches, giving police and firefighters a dedicated wireless network and infinite possibilities," 25 June 2018 The military exercises are central to the security of US allies and crucial to maintaining the readiness and interoperability of forces. Nicole Gaouette, CNN, "Pompeo says North Korea understands there will be 'in-depth verification'," 13 June 2018 And the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Robinson says that backward interoperability with WPA2 will ensure that some added security benefits will be available as soon as the devices themselves are. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "The Next Generation of Wi-Fi Security Will Save You From Yourself," 26 June 2018 Crestron, Savant, and Control4 home control systems will receive updates that allow interoperability with Apple TV devices, Folse told the crowd. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Apple TV 4K to receive Dolby Atmos support," 4 June 2018 EasyMesh promises to bring to mesh networks the same interoperability assurances that conventional routers have long offered. Michael Brown, PCWorld, "Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi EasyMesh certification aims to standardize mesh networks," 14 May 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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