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Definition of "interface" []

  • A surface forming a common boundary between adjacent regions, bodies, substances, or phases. (noun)
  • A point at which independent systems or diverse groups interact: "the interface between crime and politics where much of our reality is to be found” ( Jack Kroll). (noun)
  • Computer Science The point of interaction or communication between a computer and any other entity, such as a printer or human operator. (noun)
  • Computer Science The layout of an application's graphic or textual controls in conjunction with the way the application responds to user activity: an interface whose icons were hard to remember. (noun)
  • To join by means of an interface. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "interface" in a sentence
  • "Connection, location and device agnostic – the interface is the same irrespective of which computer and where I login to a cloud service"
  • "And even though the interface is awful compared to Apples, the software is much more flexible."
  • "To use the analogy "to most users, the interface is the computer" he pointed out that with any paper we read the figure is the thing one remembers most and so the philosophy "to most viewers the presentation is the data"."