[ in-ter-fey-sing ]
/ ˈɪn tərˌfeɪ sɪŋ /


a woven or nonwoven material used between the facing and outer fabric of a garment, as in the collar and lapels of a jacket, to add body and give support and shape to the garment.

Origin of interfacing

Definition for interfacing (2 of 2)

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


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.

Origin of interface

First recorded in 1880–85; inter- + face Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for interfacing (1 of 2)

/ (ˈɪntəˌfeɪsɪŋ) /


a piece of fabric sewn beneath the facing of a garment, usually at the inside of the neck, armholes, etc, to give shape and firmness
another name for interlining

British Dictionary definitions for interfacing (2 of 2)


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 interfacing

[ ĭntər-fās′ ]


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

[ 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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