- 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
[noun in-ter-feys; verb in-ter-feys, in-ter-feys]
- a surface regarded as the common boundary of two bodies, spaces, or phases.
- the facts, problems, considerations, theories, practices, etc., shared by two or more disciplines, procedures, or fields of study: the interface between chemistry and physics.
- a common boundary or interconnection between systems, equipment, concepts, or human beings.
- communication or interaction: Interface between the parent company and its subsidiaries has never been better.
- a thing or circumstance that enables separate and sometimes incompatible elements to coordinate effectively: The organization serves as an interface between the state government and the public.
- computer hardware or software designed to communicate information between hardware devices, between software programs, between devices and programs, or between a device and a user.
- to bring into an interface.
- to bring together; connect or mesh: The management is interfacing several departments with an information service from overseas.
- to be in an interface.
- to function as an interface.
- to meet or communicate directly; interact, coordinate, synchronize, or harmonize (often followed by with): The two communications systems are able to interface with each other.
Origin of interface
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Examples from the Web for interfacing
If the bottom of a coat sleeve is to be left open at the back or slashed, an interfacing of light weight canvas will be necessary.Textiles and Clothing
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No one should misconstrue this comparison, meant only to illustrate the constitutive nature of the experience of interfacing.The Civilization of Illiteracy
Direct data channels can be valuable for interfacing to magnetic disks, drums, and tapes.
The cost of interfacing depends greatly on the particular computer.
Such people are very valuable, especially if they are also competent to do interfacing of new devices.
- 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
- 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
- (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)
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Word Origin and History for interfacing
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A surface forming a common boundary between adjacent regions or bodies.
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- 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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