interface interface  /ˈɪn tər ˌfeɪs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases)
  2. (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
  3. (n) the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other
  4. (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)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. That monochrome interface! That clunky touchwheel! It looks like something a caveman whittled from a piece of flint using another piece of flint.
  2. A cleaned-up user interface offers fewer options and clearer data.
  3. The animated interface requires two free Netscape plug-ins and a graphics package that must be downloaded in advance.

News

  1. UL Expands Zhaga Testing Capabilities For LED Light Source Interchangeability

    UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today it has been named an authorized testing laboratory for three new Zhaga Books; Zhaga Interface Specification Book 4: High-intensity LED light engines, Zhaga Interface Specification Book 7: Indoor light engines with separate electronic control gear and Zhaga Interface Specification Book 8: Socketable LED light engine ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: TestandMeasurement.com

  2. PS4 Interface Previewed in Leaked Video

    Though Microsoft began promoting its Kinect-controlled user interface as soon as the Xbox One was announced three weeks ago, Sony has remained coy about what gamers will see when they turn on their PlayStation 4?s. Now, a new video has …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WebProNews

  3. Interface Introduces Net Effect™, A Global Carpet Tile Collection That Reflects The Beauty In Sustainability

    CHICAGO, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carpet tile manufacturer Interface is no stranger to thinking outside the box. It has journeyed beyond the typical design boundaries of carpet squares and planks. ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "There's so many areas in which we need innovation. Developers need a richer platform if we're going to get speech, voice, natural language, and more rich 3-D-type graphics into the user interface," Ballmer said.
    on Jan 29, 2007 By: Steve Ballmer Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "The iPod Touch is a landmark iPod, ushering in a whole new generation of features based on its revolutionary multi-touch interface and built-in Wi-Fi wireless networking," Jobs said. "People are going to be amazed at how thin it is and how...
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Steve Jobs Source: The Age

  3. "We started this journey with our navigation services earlier this year and we are now combining all our services into a single branded offering - Ovi by Nokia. Over the coming 12 months, you will see us integrate new user interface elements,...
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo Source: TIEKE Tietoyhteiskunnan Kehittämiskekus ry

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