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interface

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noun in·ter·face \ˈin-tər-ˌfās\

Simple Definition of interface

  • : the place or area at which different things meet and communicate with or affect each other

  • : a system that is used for operating a computer : a system that controls the way information is shown to a computer user and the way the user is able to work with the computer

  • : an area or system through which one machine is connected to another machine

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of interface

  1. 1 :  a surface forming a common boundary of two bodies, spaces, or phases <an oil-water interface>

  2. 2 a :  the place at which independent and often unrelated systems meet and act on or communicate with each other <the man-machine interface> b :  the means by which interaction or communication is achieved at an interface

interfacial play \ˌin-tər-ˈfā-shəl\ adjective

Examples of interface in a sentence

  1. the interface between engineering and science

  2. The software has a user interface that's easy to operate.

  3. We installed an interface between the computer and the typesetting machine.



1882

First Known Use of interface

1882

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interface

verb in·ter·face

Simple Definition of interface

  • : to connect or become connected : to connect by means of an interface

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of interface

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to connect by means of an interface <interface a machine with a computer>

  3. 2 :  to serve as an interface for

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to become interfaced

  6. 2 :  to interact or coordinate harmoniously

Examples of interface in a sentence

  1. interface a machine with a computer

  2. the point at which the two machines interface



1962

First Known Use of interface

1962


Medical Dictionary

interface

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noun in·ter·face \ˈint-ər-ˌfās\

Medical Definition of interface

  1. :  a surface forming a common boundary of two bodies, spaces, or phases <interfaces between various tissues such as skin, fatty tissue, and muscle—H. P. Schwan>

interface transitive verb interfaced; interfacing
interfacial \ˌint-ər-ˈfā-shəl\play adjective




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