from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A surface forming a common boundary between adjacent regions, bodies, substances, or phases.
- n. A point at which independent systems or diverse groups interact: "the interface between crime and politics where much of our reality is to be found” ( Jack Kroll).
- n. Computer Science The point of interaction or communication between a computer and any other entity, such as a printer or human operator.
- n. Computer Science The layout of an application's graphic or textual controls in conjunction with the way the application responds to user activity: an interface whose icons were hard to remember.
- transitive v. To join by means of an interface.
- transitive v. To serve as an interface for.
- intransitive v. To serve as an interface or become interfaced.
- intransitive v. To interact or coordinate smoothly: "Theatergoers were lured out of their seats and interfaced with the scenery” ( New York Times).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The point of interconnection between two entities.
- n. A thin layer or boundary between two different substances or two phases of a single substance.
- n. The point of interconnection between two systems or subsystems.
- n. The connection between a user and a machine.
- n. The connection between parts of software.
- n. In object-oriented programming, a piece of code defining a set of operations that other code must implement.
- v. to construct an interface for, to connect through an interface
- v. to be an interface, to be into an interface
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a surface forming a common boundary between two things, especially between two fluids.
- n. hardware that links one device with another (especially a computer).
- n. That part of a computer program which controls the way a program interacts with a user; the manner of inputting and outputting of data, and the way information is presented on a computer monitor; also called user interface.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plane surface regarded as the common boundary of two bodies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (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)
- n. (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
- n. (chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases)
- n. the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other
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