Definitions for "Interoperability"
The ability to operate software and exchange information in a large network made up of different kinds of LAN
The degree of compatibility among devices required to operate with one another with reference to a specified feature set or standard. This is an important consideration when mixing non-ITU-T compliant systems from different manufacturers or when mixing ITU-T compliant systems from different manufacturers which often may support different capabilities, allowable within the standards. Remember that many ITU-T systems revert to the highest common denominator for interability.
The ability of one piece of communications equipment to exchange information with another.
Keywords:  mrtds, icao, reader, rfid, passport
The capability of a passport reader to read the MRTDs and e-MRTDs from any country. This means that an immigration control point or check-in desk needs only one reader. Interoperability is made possible by issuers adhering strictly to the document specifications defined by ICAO.
The support for two or more types of RFID transponder technologies by one reader. To achieve interoperability, transponders need to be 'well-behaved' and must not interfere with the communication of each other. (See also "Compatibility").
Usually referring to the computational and organizational facets needed "for coupling models, knowledge, functionality, and human activities" within and between organizations (such as "across scientific disciplines and within different branches of individual disciplines"). (Quoted and adapted from NSF 1998 Website on "Knowledge Networking")
Interoperability is connecting people, data and diverse systems. The term can be defined in a technical way or in a broad way, taking into account social, political and organizational factors.
The seamless (direct) interconnection of distinct networks so that information and data can circulate efficiently in response to customer demands and service requirements.
the technical features of a group of interconnected networks which ensure end-to-end provision of a given service in a consistent and predictable way.
Interoperability refers to the connection of networks that allows traffic to move efficiently from one network to another.
All components work with all other components
The capability of two or more components or component implementations to interact.
Interoperability is the capability for a device from one manufacturer to interact with that of another manufacturer on a fieldbus network without loss of functionality.
Keywords:  interrupt
A cooperative arrangement established between public and/or commercial entities ( Authorities, parking lot operators, etc.) wherein tags issued by one entity will be accepted at facilities belonging to all other entities without degradation in service performance.
Ideal state in which connected computers cooperate with one another in a manner that is transparent to their users.(client)
Design to allow one product to work with another product without modification.