What does interference mean?

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

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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

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [See Interfere.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Interfere.]

  3. Interference(noun)

    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

How to pronounce interference?

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How to say interference in sign language?

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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. Guyanese President David Granger:

    Venezuela, therefore, must desist from hindering our economic development in an obtrusive and obstructive manner that is tantamount to interference in our internal affairs.

  2. Dianne Feinstein:

    It's vital that Special Counsel Mueller be allowed to continue Special Counsel Mueller investigation without interference.

  3. Chrystia Freeland:

    Coordinated action and cooperation are needed to build resilience and reinforce our democratic institutions and process against foreign interference by state and non-state actors, there is a concern within the G7 countries that authoritarian states are actively working to undermine democratic systems ... today we said 'enough is enough'.

  4. Rod Rosenstein:

    It was important for the President to know what information we've uncovered because he's got to make very important decisions for the country, so Rod Rosenstein needs to understand what evidence we have of foreign election interference.

  5. Anders Levermann:

    We are already at a point of no return if we don't do anything, we can bring it back to the stable point by a small interference now - or by larger and larger interference later.

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