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interface

in·ter·face

interface

pronunciation:
In tr feIs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a plane or surface that represents a common boundary between two bodies or regions.
definition 2: the point at which the operation of different systems or the interests of different groups overlap.
an interface between the arts and sciences
definition 3: in computer science, the equipment or programs used to communicate between different systems or programs.
definition 4: clear or useful communication or interaction.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: interfaced, interfaces, interfacing
definition: to bring together at a common boundary or interface.
The professor interfaced the two areas of study.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be in or act as an interface.
The systems interface at these coordinates.The two disciplines interface poorly.
definition 2: to communicate, interact, or cooperate.
We need to interface with the sales department.
derivation: interfacial (adj.)
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