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interface

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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interfacein‧ter‧face1 /ˈɪntəfeɪs $ -ər-/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TDthe way in which you see the information from a computer program on a screen, or how you type information into the programGUI2 technical the part of a computer system that connects two different machines3 CONNECTED WITHthe way in which two subjects, events etc affect each otherinterface between 🔊 The book deals with the interface between accountancy and law.4 technicalTOUCH the surface where two things touch each other
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interfaceBecause interfaces juxtapose value systems, assumptions, needs, and languages, they create unmet needs.A set of application binary interfaces are currently being developed by NeXT to provide application interoperability between Intel Corp and PA-RISC platforms.Its purpose is to combine the interactivity of a user-friendly interface with multiple forms of content.For other developers there's an application programming interface that gives access to the lock manager.The Interactions have been considerably improved and unnecessary co-ordination removed from the interface.the interface between labor and managementNot exactly the best in user interfaces!Defragmentation is not a daily job anyway, so sophistication of user interface is of minor significance.Unfortunately, it doesn't make the greatest use of the Windows interface.
Related topics: Computers
interfaceinterface2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive + with] technicalTD if you interface two parts of a computer system, or if they interface, you connect them2 [intransitive + with] if two people or groups interface with each other, they communicate with each other and work together
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interfaceHotels whose computer systems can interface automatically with Bravo pay lower rates.I picked it up from this boring salesman that I interface with at work.Specialist image analysis equipment for light and electron microscope images also require interfacing with powerful computers.The expert system can do all the mundane operations and still interface with the user in a most friendly manner.The Boss-9000 can interface with Unix workstations or real-time data acquisition systems via a VMEbus interface.
From Longman Business Dictionaryinterfacein‧ter‧face1 /ˈɪntəfeɪs-ər-/ noun [countable]1the point at which two subjects, events etc are connected with each other or have an effect on one anotherinterface betweenThe next chapter discusses the interface between accountancy and the law.2COMPUTING the way that a particular computer program shows information on the screen to the userthe Windows user interface graphical user interface3COMPUTING the part of a computer system that connects two different machines or systemsthe interface between the computer and the printerinterfaceinterface2 verb1[intransitive] if two people or companies interface, they work together on a particular problem, each one using their own specialist knowledgeinterface withWe’re attempting to build a permanent American staff here that can interface with the Japanese.2[intransitive, transitive]COMPUTING to connect a piece of computer equipment or a computer system with another piece of equipment or another systeminterface (something) with somethinga device which can be interfaced with a computer→ See Verb table
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Verb table
interface
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinterface
he, she, itinterfaces
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinterfaced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave interfaced
he, she, ithas interfaced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad interfaced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill interface
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have interfaced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam interfacing
he, she, itis interfacing
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you, we, theyare interfacing
Past
I, he, she, itwas interfacing
you, we, theywere interfacing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been interfacing
he, she, ithas been interfacing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been interfacing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be interfacing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been interfacing
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