(computer science) the ability to exchange and use information (usually in a large heterogeneous network made up of several local area networks)
The quality of being interoperable. Used of data structures or executable programs.
The capability of a product or system to interact and function with others.
The capacity for a service, piece of equipment etc., to be operated by different forces or groups.
The ability of software systems that may be running under different operating systems and hardware to exchange information through compliance with technical [interoperability] specifications, which typically define how different file formats and messaging protocols can work together.
Origin: ; alternatively analyzed as .
Interoperability is the ability of diverse systems and organizations to work together. While the term was initially defined for information technology or systems engineering services to allow for information exchange, a more broad definition takes into account social, political, and organizational factors that impact system to system performance.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. The ability to operate in synergy in the execution of assigned tasks. 2. The condition achieved among communications-electronics systems or items of communications-electronics equipment when information or services can be exchanged directly and satisfactorily between them and/or their users. The degree of interoperability should be defined when referring to specific cases.
The numerical value of Interoperability in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Interoperability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We've got to overcome some interoperability problems.
We are losing lives, and billions of dollars, by not having interoperability.
This sale will increase the Royal Saudi Land Force’s (RSLF) interoperability with U.S. forces and conveys U.S. commitment to Saudi Arabia's security and armed forces modernization.
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Translations for Interoperability
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- interoperativitatCatalan, Valencian
- интероперабельность, совместимость, функциональная совместимость, переносимостьRussian
- இணைந்து செயலாற்றும் தன்மைTamil
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