Definitions for "Interdisciplinarity"
Collaboration between (people from) various disciplines, where the knowledge and expertise from the separate fields merge into a hybrid trajectory through a non-hierarchical collaborative mode of production. An example of an interdisciplinary trajectory is a research project whose outcome is a hybrid conclusion not belonging to one specific discipline. See also: multidisciplinarity
Interdisciplinarity is the act of drawing from two or more academic disciplines and integrating their insights to work together in pursuit of a common goal. "Interdisciplinary Studies", as they are called, use interdisciplinarity to develop a greater understanding of a problem that is too complex or wide-ranging (i.e. AIDS pandemic, global warming) to be dealt with using the knowledge and methodology of just one discipline.