- a jumbling of radio signals, caused by the reception of undesired ones.
- the signals or device producing the incoherence.
- the act of a teammate or of teammates running ahead of a ball-carrier and blocking prospective tacklers out of the way: to run interference for the halfback.
- such a teammate or such teammates collectively: to follow one's interference.
- the act of illegally hindering an opponent from catching a forward pass or a kick.
- (in bilingualism and foreign-language learning) the overlapping of two languages.
- deviation from the norm of either language in such a situation.
Examples from the Web for interference
Finally free of Japanese interference, Korea elected its first autonomous government in almost half a century.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The families of the missing aid workers worry that Italian interference will put their daughters at risk, too.Families of Italian Aid Workers Held by ISIS Fear for Their Lives After Foley's Death|Barbie Latza Nadeau|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In recent months the interference of the Supreme Leader has not been limited to the nuclear case.
Four days prior, 1,800 lawyers marched through the city in protest at Chinese interference.Massive Hong Kong Protest Calls for More Democracy|Brendon Hong|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Forget reports that the Russian president has wound down his campaign of interference in east Ukraine.
With all this, the general resistiveness, as has been stated, remained towards feeding or any other interference.Benign Stupors|August Hoch
I wish I could have sent you a more favorable report of my interference in this painful matter.The Black Robe|Wilkie Collins
And he heard a growling voice utter harshly: "You will regret this interference, Trent!"The Monster|S. M. Tenneshaw
Like all Asiatics he considered that my interference on his behalf had constituted a claim on me.Life in an Indian Outpost|Gordon Casserly
We only know that our last attempt at interference in this matter well-nigh caused a civil war.A Vindication of England's Policy with Regard to the Opium Trade|Charles Reginald Haines
British Dictionary definitions for interference
Word Origin and History for interference
1783, formed irregularly from interfere on model of difference, etc. Broadcasting and telephoning sense is from 1887. In chess from 1913; in U.S. football from 1894.
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Culture definitions for interference
The disturbance that results when two waves come together at a single point in space; the disturbance is the sum of the contribution of each wave. For example, if two crests of identical waves arrive together, the net disturbance will be twice as large as each incoming wave; if the crest of one wave arrives with the trough of another, there will be no disturbance at all.