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Interconnection \In`ter*con*nec"tion\, n. Connection between; mutual connection.


n. 1 A connection (physical or logical) between multiple things 2 Connecting renewable energy systems to the

  1. n. a state of being connected reciprocally; "an interconnection between the two buildings" [syn: interconnectedness]

  2. (computer science) the act of interconnecting (wires or computers or theories etc.)


In telecommunications, interconnection is the physical linking of a carrier's network with equipment or facilities not belonging to that network. The term may refer to a connection between a carrier's facilities and the equipment belonging to its customer, or to a connection between two (or more) carriers.

In United States regulatory law, interconnection is specifically defined (47 C.F.R. 51.5) as "the linking of two or more networks for the mutual exchange of traffic."

One of the primary tools used by regulators to introduce competition in telecommunications markets has been to impose interconnection requirements on dominant carriers.

Usage examples of "interconnection".

Although the utopian vein has continually surfaced in the historical process of the interconnection and intercommunication of the world in the modern period, it has nonetheless continually been suppressed militarily and ideologically by the forces of European domination.

All kinds of fucking shunts and crazy interconnections with nerves, he knew.

South of the Alban Hills another high ridge continued to separate the Via Appia from the Via Latina, thus preventing interconnection between these two major arteries all the way from Campania to a point very near Rome.

Through arranged printouts and finely adjusted performance, even further interconnections were suggested to the human operators and builders.

At the time when they worked, the universe of man-made electricity and binary number had been very small, confined to comparatively few machines, among which the interconnections were also few and simple.

In the first place, indeterminacy at the level of the neuron and its synaptic interconnections means that one will never be able to understand the mind or the brain simply by an analysis of its individual components, whose responses are inherently unpredictable.

It followed that the cells responsible for the habituation must lie centrally, within the sensory-motor interconnections in the abdominal ganglion.

And in much the same way, the accelerated motion of the particles above, through the rapid rotation of those below and their interconnection with them, which seeks to hinder the separation, will make a second concentric ring, from which the third arises around a moderate intervening gap.