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interworking


interworking


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interworking  \In`ter*work"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  of  working  in  together;  interweaving.  --Milton. 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  interworking 
 
    Systems  or  components,  possibly  from  different 
  origins,  working  together  to  perform  some  task.  Interworking 
  depends  crucially  on  {standards}  to  define  the  {interfaces} 
  between  the  components.  The  term  implies  that  there  is  some 
  difference  between  the  components  which  in  the  absence  of 
  common  standards,  would  make  it  unlikely  that  they  could  be 
  used  together.  For  example,  {software}  from  different 
  companies,  running  on  different  {hardware}  and  {operating 
  systems}  can  interwork  via  standard  network  {protocols}. 
 
  (1998-11-22)