interface

[ noun in-ter-feys; verb in-ter-feys, in-ter-feys ]
/ noun ˈɪn tərˌfeɪs; verb ˈɪn tərˌfeɪs, ˌɪn tərˈfeɪs /

noun

verb (used with object), in·ter·faced, in·ter·fac·ing.

to bring into an interface.
to bring together; connect or mesh: The management is interfacing several departments with an information service from overseas.

verb (used without object), in·ter·faced, in·ter·fac·ing.

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Origin of interface

First recorded in 1880–85; inter- + face
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British Dictionary definitions for interface

interface

noun (ˈɪntəˌfeɪs)

chem a surface that forms the boundary between two bodies, liquids, or chemical phases
a common point or boundary between two things, subjects, etc
an electrical circuit linking one device, esp a computer, with another

verb (ˌɪntəˈfeɪs)

(tr) to design or adapt the input and output configurations of (two electronic devices) so that they may work together compatibly
to be or become an interface (with)
to be or become interactive (with)

Derived forms of interface

interfacial (ˌɪntəˈfeɪʃəl), adjectiveinterfacially, adverb
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Medical definitions for interface

interface
[ ĭntər-fās′ ]

n.

A surface forming a common boundary between adjacent regions or bodies.
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Scientific definitions for interface

interface
[ ĭntər-fās′ ]

The point of interaction or communication between a computer and any other entity, such as a printer or human operator.
The layout of an application's graphic or textual controls in conjunction with the way the application responds to user activity. See more at GUI.
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