Definitions for Interferenceˌɪn tərˈfɪər əns
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a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
hindrance, hinderance, interference(noun)
the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
noise, interference, disturbance(noun)
electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
(American football) blocking a player's path with your body
"he ran interference for the quarterback"
hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference(noun)
any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
The act of interfering with something, or something that interferes.
The illegal obstruction of an opponent in some ball games.
They were glued to the TV, as the referee called out a fifteen yard penalty for interference.
An effect caused by the superposition of two systems of waves, such as a distortion on a broadcast signal due to atmospheric or other effects.
They wanted to watch the game on TV, but there was too much interference to even make out the score on the tiny screen.
In United States patent law, an inter partes proceeding to determine the priority issues of multiple patent applications; a priority contest.
the act or state of interfering; as, the stoppage of a machine by the interference of some of its parts; a meddlesome interference in the business of others
the mutual influence, under certain conditions, of two streams of light, or series of pulsations of sound, or, generally, two waves or vibrations of any kind, producing certain characteristic phenomena, as colored fringes, dark bands, or darkness, in the case of light, silence or increased intensity in sounds; neutralization or superposition of waves generally
the act or state of interfering, or of claiming a right to the same invention
Origin: [See Interfere.]
In physics, interference is a phenomenon in which two waves superimpose to form a resultant wave of greater or lower amplitude. Interference usually refers to the interaction of waves that are correlated or coherent with each other, either because they come from the same source or because they have the same or nearly the same frequency. Interference effects can be observed with all types of waves, for example, light, radio, acoustic, and surface water waves.
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- interferènciaCatalan, Valencian
- nedovolené bráněníCzech
- Störung, InterferenzGerman
- häirintä, puuttuminen, estäminen, väliintulo, häiriö, interferenssiFinnish
- ingerencja, interferencjaPolish
- помехи, интерференцияRussian
- störning, interferensSwedish
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