What does Interference mean?

Definitions for Interferenceˌɪn tərˈfɪər əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intervention, interference(noun)

    a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries

  2. hindrance, hinderance, interference(noun)

    the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

  3. noise, interference, disturbance(noun)

    electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

  4. interference(noun)

    (American football) blocking a player's path with your body

    "he ran interference for the quarterback"

  5. hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference(noun)

    any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome


  1. interference(Noun)

    The act of interfering with something, or something that interferes.

  2. interference(Noun)

    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.

  3. interference(Noun)

    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.

  4. interference(Noun)

    In United States patent law, an inter partes proceeding to determine the priority issues of multiple patent applications; a priority contest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interference(noun)

    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

  2. Interference(noun)

    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

  3. Interference(noun)

    the act or state of interfering, or of claiming a right to the same invention

  4. Origin: [See Interfere.]


  1. Interference

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Interference' in Nouns Frequency: #2379


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Interference in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Interference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leela Samson:

    There is interference, there is coercion.

  2. Pedro Parente:

    There will be no government interference. That is over.

  3. Mark Zuckerberg:

    I wish I could tell you we're going to stop all [campaign] interference.

  4. Chief Executive Officer Aldemir Bendine:

    Political interference in appointments will no longer have a place at Petrobras.

  5. The IMF:

    Continued state control of banks creates risks of interference in their lending decisions.

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