Definition of interoperability in English:



mass noun
  • 1The ability of computer systems or software to exchange and make use of information.

    ‘interoperability between devices made by different manufacturers’
    • ‘The company announced its support for the multi-vendor switch interoperability initiative in storage area networks.’
    • ‘In software, open standards enable interoperability.’
    • ‘The quality of the serial signal is of critical importance for robust system-to-system interoperability.’
    • ‘Technological interoperability is an essential ingredient of large-scale success.’
    • ‘You get automatic interoperability of the management function on your network.’
    • ‘Despite vendors' interoperability claims, there are no common standards that allow two different SANs to work together well.’
    • ‘Little is more critical to the success of an enterprise storage solution than the interoperability between components.’
    • ‘The lack of interoperability across storage products from different vendors is severely limiting the growth of the virtualization market.’
    • ‘Interoperability specifically refers to the seamless interchange of "project data" between different software products developed by different vendors.’
    • ‘Manufacturer interoperability testing means lower expense, and therefore increased profits for the integrator.’
    1. 1.1 The ability of military equipment or groups to operate in conjunction with each other.
      ‘staff believe interoperability between forces is crucial to effectiveness’
      • ‘Defense customers will need to migrate to new technology to enable the continued use of existing equipment and to foster interoperability with the rest of its partners.’
      • ‘The system now offers a fully networked-based operation and is an available asset in terms of interoperability, according to the head of tactical communication.’
      • ‘These problems have resulted in part from interservice rivalries and interoperability problems.’
      • ‘Major evolutions such as this afford the navy an opportunity unlike most others by improving interoperability with other nations' maritime forces.’
      • ‘The subject is to explore ways to increase the interoperability and integration of their respective air forces.’
      • ‘The activity is designed to promote interoperability by the exchange of humanitarian airlift, airland, and airdrop delivery techniques.’
      • ‘Interoperability is the key issue within coalition operations where issues relating to national culture will most likely arise.’
      • ‘This exercise allowed us to operate with a multinational force, to test our interoperability, and to provide crews with exposure to more complex scenarios.’
      • ‘This provides their air force with capabilities designed for interoperability within the NATO environment.’
      • ‘The planes will be used for combat simulation, infrastructure and training support, and interoperability training.’