in·​ter·​fac·​ing | \ ˈin-tər-ˌfā-siŋ How to pronounce interfacing (audio) \

Definition of interfacing

: fabric sewn or fused especially between the facing and the outside of a garment (as in a collar or cuff) for stiffening, reinforcing, and shape retention

Examples of interfacing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These masks are made with cotton and lined with two layers of non-woven interfacing; Amanda Perna, formerly of Project Runway, helped our experts design our own DIY sew mask guide here at Good Housekeeping. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "Here's Where You Can Buy Face Masks Online Right Now," 15 July 2020 One piece of 12-inch-long and 7.25-inch-wide interfacing or lightweight, breathable, stiff fabric. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, "How to sew your own fabric mask," 5 Apr. 2020 Meanwhile the tools for more invasive—and perhaps more efficient—brain interfacing are developing rapidly. Robert Martone, Scientific American, "Scientists Demonstrate Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans," 29 Oct. 2019 Ampro’s efficiency comes from its clever interfacing with the user. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Inside the Mad Lab That's Getting Robots to Walk and Jump Like Us," 14 June 2018 And hand-construction (in Italy) with natural fiber interfacing (just nod) using horsehair, a.k.a. Matt Sebra, GQ, "The Best Gray Suit for Men Looks Good on Just About Anyone," 24 Aug. 2017 Recently, successful entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk (Neuralink) and Bryan Johnson (Kernel) have announced new startups that seek to enhance human capabilities through brain-computer interfacing. Smithsonian, "Melding Mind and Machine: How Close Are We?," 11 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of interfacing

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Interfacing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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