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interface

noun in·ter·face \ ˈin-tər-ˌfās \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018
1 : a surface forming a common boundary of two bodies, spaces, or phases
  • an oil-water interface
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.

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First Known Use of interface

1882

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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interface

verb
1 : to connect by means of an interface
  • interface a machine with a computer
2 : to serve as an interface for
1 : to become interfaced
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

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First Known Use of interface

1962

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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INTERFACE Defined for English Language Learners

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


interface

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


Medical Dictionary

interface

noun in·ter·face \ ˈint-ər-ˌfās \
: 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

play \ˌint-ər-ˈfā-shəl\ adjective


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