Interoperability is the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged.

Ref.: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE Standard Computer Dictionary: A Compilation of IEEE Standard Computer Glossaries (New York, NY: 1990).

Interoperability is the ability to exchange data between applications, which smoothes workflows and sometimes facilitates their automation.

Ref.: Eastman, C.; Teicholz, P.; Sacks, R.; Liston, K.(2011). BIM Handbook: A guide to Building Information Modeling for owners, managers, designers, engineers and contractors.

Interoperability is the degree to which two products, programs, etc. can be used together, or the quality of being able to be used together.

Ref.: Meaning of interoperability extracted from the Cambridge Dictionary.

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