What does interference mean?

Definitions for interference
ˌɪn tərˈfɪər ənsin·ter·fer·ence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intervention, interferencenoun

    a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries

  2. hindrance, hinderance, interferencenoun

    the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

  3. noise, interference, disturbancenoun

    electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

  4. interferencenoun

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

    "he ran interference for the quarterback"

  5. hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interferencenoun

    any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

Wiktionary

  1. interferencenoun

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

  2. interferencenoun

    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. interferencenoun

    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. interferencenoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interferencenoun

    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

    Etymology: [See Interfere.]

  2. Interferencenoun

    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

    Etymology: [See Interfere.]

  3. Interferencenoun

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

    Etymology: [See Interfere.]

Freebase

  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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of interference in a Sentence

  1. David Cicilline:

    We have a responsibility at some point to open up an inquiry if this kind of obstruction and interference and stonewalling of the entire investigation continues.

  2. Van Pelt:

    We are concerned about the never-ending narrative about 'electability' that seems to indicate that a candidate must be white and male to win, this notion has been knocked down repeatedly with the election of Barack Obama and, despite Russian interference and pervasive sexism, Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote in 2016.

  3. Proud Boys:

    They have harassed me, my family, and my friends to a level of tortious interference that goes well into sabotage, i am doing this, not just to protect my reputation and my family but to protect everyone else's.

  4. Chris Coons:

    I would need a firm commitment that he will not allow any interference in the Mueller investigation.

  5. Andrew Schneider:

    Life here is so elemental. So real. Without the interference of civilization you can really experience things like,...silence. Silence and darkness in its purity. Right now, right outside my window all I can see is a black void. Endless darkness. It's totally exhilarating, and I feel very lucky to be here. Very, very lucky.

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