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 quality of the serial signal is of critical importance for robust system-to-system interoperability.’
    • ‘In software, open standards enable interoperability.’
    • ‘The company announced its support for the multi-vendor switch interoperability initiative in storage area networks.’
    • ‘Technological interoperability is an essential ingredient of large-scale success.’
    • ‘You get automatic interoperability of the management function on your network.’
    • ‘Manufacturer interoperability testing means lower expense, and therefore increased profits for the integrator.’
    • ‘Interoperability specifically refers to the seamless interchange of "project data" between different software products developed by different vendors.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Despite vendors' interoperability claims, there are no common standards that allow two different SANs to work together well.’
    1. 1.1The ability of military equipment or groups to operate in conjunction with each other.
      ‘staff believe interoperability between forces is crucial to effectiveness’