Definitions for interfaceˈɪn tərˌfeɪs; ˌɪn tərˈfeɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ter•faceˈɪn tərˌfeɪs; ˌɪn tərˈfeɪs(n.; v. also; v.)-faced, -fac•ing.

  1. (n.)a surface regarded as the common boundary of two bodies, spaces, or phases.

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  2. the area shared by or linking two or more disciplines or fields of study.

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  3. a common boundary or interconnection between systems, equipment, concepts, or people.

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  4. something that enables separate and sometimes incompatible elements to coordinate or communicate.

  5. communication or interaction.

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  6. computer hardware or software designed to communicate information between hardware devices, between software programs, between devices and programs, or between a computer and a user.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Computers

  7. (v.t.)to bring into an interface.

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  8. to bring together; connect or mesh.

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  9. (v.i.)to be in an interface.

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  10. to function as an interface.

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  11. to meet or communicate directly; interact; coordinate.

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Origin of interface:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. interface(noun)

    (chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases)

  2. interface, user interface(noun)

    (computer science) a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system

  3. interface(noun)

    the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other

    "the interface between chemistry and biology"

  4. interface, port(noun)

    (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)


  1. interface(Noun)

    The point of interconnection between two entities.

    Public relations firms often serve as the interface between a company and the press.

  2. interface(Noun)

    The point of interconnection between two systems or subsystems.

    The data is sent over the air interface to the remote system.

  3. interface(Noun)

    The connection between a user and a machine.

    The options are selected via the user interface.

  4. interface(Noun)

    The connection between parts of object-oriented software.

    This interface is implemented by several Java classes.

  5. interface(Noun)

    A thin layer or boundary between two different substances or two phases of a single substance.

  6. interface(Noun)

    In object-oriented programming, a piece of code defining a set of operations that other code must implement.

  7. interface(Verb)

    to construct an interface for, to connect through an interface

  8. interface(Verb)

    to be an interface, to be into an interface


  1. Interface

    In computer science, an interface is the point of interaction with software, or computer hardware, or with peripheral devices such as a computer monitor or a keyboard. Some computer interfaces such as a touchscreen can send and receive data, while others such as a mouse or microphone, can only send data.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'interface' in Nouns Frequency: #1686


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