multidisciplinary

adjective mul·ti·dis·ci·plin·ary \ ˌməl-tē-ˈdi-sə-plə-ˌner-ē , -ˌtī- , especially British -ˌdi-sə-ˈpli-nə-rē \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of multidisciplinary

: combining or involving more than one discipline or field of study : interdisciplinary
  • Treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach involving physicians, nutritionists, psychologists, trainers, and gynecologists …
  • —Michelle L. Cameron Donaldson
  • However, the task of interpreting such spectra … will take a multidisciplinary team of astrophysicists, Earth scientists, climate scientists, and biologists.
  • —Sarah Scoles
  • Indeed, nanotechnology may change the way we think about mechanical engineering altogether, making it a more multidisciplinary field, one as concerned with atomic-level effects as electrical engineering or chemistry is.
  • —Stephen L. Girshick and Arun Majumdar

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A discipline is a field of study. So a multidisciplinary (or interdisciplinary) course is a team-taught course in which students are asked to understand a single subject as it's seen by two or more traditional disciplines. Multidisciplinary teaching can open students' eyes to different views of a subject that they had never considered before. A multidisciplinary panel discussion, on the other hand, presents views from scholars in different fields but may leave any merging of the information to the audience.

First Known Use of multidisciplinary

1944


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