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Meaning of INTERFACE

Pronunciation:  'intur`feys

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (physical chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases)
  2. [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)
  3. [n]  the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other; "the interface between chemistry and biology"
  4. [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

INTERFACE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: port, user interface
 See Also: CLI, command line interface, computer circuit, computer program, computer programme, convergence, graphical user interface, GUI, intersection, oil-water interface, overlap, parallel interface, parallel port, program, programme, SCSI, serial port, small computer system interface, surface



Computing Dictionary

A boundary across which two systems communicate. An interface might be a hardware connector used to link to other devices, or it might be a convention used to allow communication between two software systems. Often there is some intermediate component between the two systems which connects their interfaces together. For example, two eia-232 interfaces connected via a serial cable.

See also graphical user interface, application program interface.

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