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) 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) 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).
interface (interfaces, present participle interfacing; past and past participle interfaced)
- (transitive) To construct an interface for.
- (ambitransitive) To connect through an interface.
- (intransitive) To serve as an interface.
- (business, intransitive) To meet for discussion.
- Let's interface on Wednesday.
- Italian: interfacciare
- Italian: interfacciarsi