in·​ter·​fac·​ing ˈin-tər-ˌfā-siŋ How to pronounce interfacing (audio)
: 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 One of his project managers became the instrumentation point man in the interfacing effort that led to the HP Interface Bus (HP-IB) and the IEEE 488 standard. IEEE Spectrum, 19 Apr. 2018 And there's nothing like a brain-computer interfacing to get people worried about mind control and mind reading. - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 Since then, she’s softened the jacket’s original silhouette by reworking the interfacing, and has reimagined it in prints ranging from camouflage to leopard jacquard. New York Times, 25 Nov. 2021 After losing Vision and fighting in a final battle with villain Agatha Harkness, Wanda, spurred by her grief, fully accepts her powers of telekinesis, energy manipulation, and neuroelectric interfacing. Annie O’Sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 7 June 2022 Theoretically, these devices could improve memory and allow direct interfacing with computers. Alex Zhavoronkov, Forbes, 17 June 2021 The top that wraps around the shoulders and chest is structured with non-fusible interfacing. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 11 June 2021 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, 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, 5 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interfacing was in 1942

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“Interfacing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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in·​ter·​fac·​ing -ˌfā-siŋ How to pronounce interfacing (audio)
: fabric attached especially between the facing and the outside of a garment (as in a collar) for stiffening or reinforcing

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