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

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 How to pronounce interoperability (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web Of all the health tech industry’s top priorities, interoperability is among the driest. Mohana Ravindranath, STAT, 20 Mar. 2022 Ensuring interoperability can be difficult and result in duplicative efforts to secure APIs since different platforms manage the endpoints. Vince Padua, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 Not everyone is against interoperability and end-to-end encryption. Matt Burgess, Wired, 29 Mar. 2022 Europe’s Digital Markets Act requires interoperability between popular messaging apps. Matt Burgess, Wired, 29 Mar. 2022 This will also allow larger organizations to have better control over how their data is to be used as well as enforce standards for interoperability, security and governance. Manan Shah, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 The freedom, and frankly convenience, of decentralization and interoperability has been promised not only by the metaverse but Web3. Scott Galloway For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, 12 Apr. 2022 Founded by Turing Award-winning cryptographer Silvio Micali, Algorand developed a blockchain infrastructure that offers the interoperability and capacity to handle the volume of transactions needed for anyone to transition into the digital economy. Spin Staff, SPIN, 14 Mar. 2022 Vivian Neilley is the interoperability lead at Google Cloud and health care standards advocate for Alphabet. Vivian Neilley, STAT, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of interoperability

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Interoperability.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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