inter- ( " between " ) + face ( " shape, figure, form " ).
( UK ) (: key) /'?nt?fe?s/
( US ) (: key) /'?ntfe?s/ Hyphenation:
inter?face Rhymes: -e?s
interface ( plural )
interfaces The point of
interconnection or contact between entities.
Public relations firms often serve as the interface between a company and the press.
( chemistry , physics ) A thin layer or boundary between different substances or two phases of a single substance.
If water and oil are mixed together, they tend to separate, and at equilibrium they are in different strata with an oil-water interface in between. The surface of a lake is a water-air interface.
( computing ) The point of interconnection between systems or subsystems.
The data is sent over the air interface to the remote system.
( computing ) The connection between a user and a machine.
The options are selected via the user interface.
( computing , object-oriented programming ) The connection between parts of software.
This interface is implemented by several Java classes. Traits are somewhat between an interface and a mixin, as an interface contains only method signatures, while a trait includes also the full method definitions; on the other side mixins include method definitions, but they can also carry state through attributes, while traits usually don't.
( computing , object-oriented programming ) In object-oriented programming, a piece of code defining a set of operations that other code must implement.
The Audio and Video classes both implement the IPlayable interface. ( biochemistry ) The internal surface of a coiled protein (compare exoface).
-> Japanese: ( int?f?su )
-> Korean: ( inteopeiseu ) -> Russian: ? ( interféjs )
point of interconnection between entities
m ( taq ) Belarusian:
? m ( interfjéjs ) Bulgarian:
? m ( interféjs ) Chinese:
Mandarin: (zh) ( ji?k?u ) Cornish:
ynterfas m Czech:
rozhraní (cs) , n sty?ná plocha f Dutch:
koppeling (nl) , f aansluiting (nl) , f raakpunt (nl) n Esperanto:
, liittymäkohta rajapinta , (fi) yhtymäkohta (fi) French:
interface (fr) f German:
Schnittstelle (de) f Greek:
? (el) f ( diepafí ), (el) f ( diepifáneia ) Hindi:
m ( r?bt? ), (hi) m ( v?st? ) Hungarian:
, határfelület illeszt?egység Italian:
( 2,3 ) , (please verify) interfacciamento m ( all ) (please verify) interfaccia (it) f Japanese:
( int?f?su ) Korean:
( inteopeiseu ) Macedonian: ? m ( pósrednik )
chemistry, physics: thin layer or boundary between different substances, or phases of a single substance
computing: point of interconnection between systems or subsystems
computing: connection between a user and a machine
computing, object-oriented: connection between parts of software
computing, object-oriented: piece of code defining a set of operations that other code must implement
interface ( third-person singular simple present , interfaces present participle , interfacing simple past and past participle )
( transitive ) To construct an interface for.
( transitive, intransitive ) To connect through an interface.
( intransitive ) To serve as an interface. ( business , intransitive ) To meet for discussion.
Let's interface on Wednesday.
transitive: to construct an interface; connect through an interface
intransitive: to be an interface; be into an interface
interface ( f plural )
interface ( object-oriented programming ) interface
first-person singular present indicative of interfacer
third-person singular present indicative of interfacer
first-person singular present subjunctive of interfacer
third-person singular present subjunctive of interfacer second-person singular imperative of interfacer
interface ( f plural )
interface ( point of interconnection between entities )
( computing ) interface ( point of interconnection between systems or subsystems )
( computing ) interface ( connection between a user and a machine ) ( object-oriented programming ) interface ( piece of code defining a set of operations that other code must implement )
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