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See also: interfacé
From inter- (“between”) + face (“shape, figure, form”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪntəfeɪs/
Audio (Berkshire, UK) (file)
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪntɚˌfeɪs/
- Hyphenation: inter‧face
- Rhymes: -eɪs
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; also the public or published sections of an object or module,
- 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).
(computing) connection between a user and a machine
(computing, OOP) connection between parts of software
note, some terms may be hyponyms too - this Wiktionarian was too sloppy to sort them. Sucks, don't it?
- 10-foot user interface
- basic rate interface
- character user interface
- command line interface
- concrete interface
- fluent interface
- Gillham interface
- graphical user interface
- haptic interface
- human interface device
- interface hypothesis
- interface segregation principle
- marker interface pattern
- natural user interface
- network interface card
- non-virtual interface
- non-virtual interface pattern
- primary rate interface
- tagging interface
- → Armenian: միջերես (miǰeres) (calque)
- → Japanese: インターフェース (intāfēsu)
- → Korean: 인터페이스 (inteopeiseu)
- → Russian: интерфе́йс (interféjs)
- → Kazakh: интерфейс (interfeis)
point of interconnection between entities
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 interfaced)
- (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 interfaces)
- inflection of interfacer:
- “interface”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
Unadapted borrowing from English interface.
interface f or m (plural interfaces)
- 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)
For quotations using this term, see Citations:interface.
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