- 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM interferenceo·ver·in·ter·fer·ence, noun
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How to use interference in a sentence
This kind of deep engagement is what it will take to affirm our collective commitment to participatory democracy, despite the renewed threat of interference at the polls.
We need a global democratic alliance to set norms, rules, and guidelines for technology companies and to agree on protocols for cross-border digital activities including election interference, cyberwar, and online trade.How democracies can claim back power in the digital world|Amy Nordrum|September 29, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The problem with GPS is that those signals are extremely weak by the time they reach Earth, and are easily overwhelmed by either accidental interference or electronic warfare.SpaceX’s Starlink satellites could make US Army navigation hard to jam|Niall Firth|September 28, 2020|MIT Technology Review
After the revelation, one senator resigned and the government passed a law targeting foreign interference.
“It protects against political interference — it’s important,” Sharfstein said.
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
They were able to purchase weapons and plot attacks on the island without much interference.Of Cuban Spies, a Baby, and a Filmmaker: The Strange Tale of the Cuban Five|Nina Strochlic|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Allowing the protests to go on with little interference was always a high-stakes gamble.De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands|Jacob Siegel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The sole beneficiary of foreign interference in Syria is the Assad regime,” the group argued.Obama’s Arab Backers May Draw the U.S. Deep Into the Mideast Quagmire|Jamie Dettmer|September 25, 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
On Louis thanking the minister for his generous interference, Sinzendorff took his hand.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The King arrived in Naples bent on maintaining his crown and on allowing no interference from the Emperor.
As far above the interference of man as is the government of the external universe, is that designated the covenant, as ordained.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
This time there was no interference, and Ney so severely wounded his adversary that he was unable to continue his profession.
In Scotland a railway manager was rarely worried by outside interference in the management of his men.
British Dictionary definitions for interference
Derived forms of interferenceinterferential (ˌɪntəfəˈrɛnʃəl), adjective
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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.