American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A surface forming a common boundary between adjacent regions, bodies, substances, or phases.
- n. 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).
- n. Computer Science The point of interaction or communication between a computer and any other entity, such as a printer or human operator.
- n. 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.
- v. To join by means of an interface.
- v. To serve as an interface for.
- v. To serve as an interface or become interfaced.
- v. To interact or coordinate smoothly: "Theatergoers were lured out of their seats and interfaced with the scenery” ( New York Times).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plane surface regarded as the common boundary of two bodies.
- n. The point of interconnection between two entities.
- n. chemistry, physics A thin layer or boundary between two different substances or two phases of a single substance.
- n. computing The point of interconnection between two systems or subsystems.
- n. computing The connection between a user and a machine.
- n. computing The connection between parts of software.
- n. computing In object-oriented programming, a piece of code defining a set of operations that other code must implement.
- v. transitive to construct an interface for, to connect through an interface
- v. intransitive to be an interface, to be into an interface
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a surface forming a common boundary between two things, especially between two fluids.
- n. (Computers) hardware that links one device with another (especially a computer).
- n. (Computers) That part of a computer program which controls the way a program interacts with a user; the manner of inputting and outputting of data, and the way information is presented on a computer monitor; also called
- n. (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)
- n. (computer science) a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system
- n. (chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases)
- n. the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other
“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".”
“After you create an interface in the IP section, the interface is available for other sections.”
“The show ospf config command displays configured settings for each interface, including the IP address of the interface, the area the interface is assigned to, and whether the interface is an active or passive OSPF interface.”
“In this case, the interface is attached to a small network with a gateway router and a few server hosts that run FTP, mail, DNS, and web servers.”
“Note: If this interface is the Main CVC management interface for which you set an initial”
“At his company's half-yearly financial results briefing today, Wesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder said the auto-replenishment system, which he described as the interface between Coles 'systems and its supply chain, had been rolled out to 44 stores and was on track to reach a total of 200 stores by the end of the company's financial year in mid-2010.”
“This kind of interface is what Daniel Burka refers to as the “OpenID NASCAR” because all the logos look like a NASCAR racecar covered with brand stickers, all jockeying for your attention.”
“Of course, it's only a matter of time before we can jack directly into the internet via a brain interface, making the whole ebook thing irrelevant.”
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