- 1A point where two systems, subjects, organizations, etc., meet and interact: the interface between accountancy and the lawMore example sentences
- Significant potential for new intervention strategies lies at the interface between these systems.
- The key account manager acts as the primary interface between the supplier organization and the customer.
- Yet the distinction is not always clear, as the interface between individual and organizational workplace issues is often significant and complex.
- 1.1chiefly Physics A surface forming a common boundary between two portions of matter or space, e.g., between two immiscible liquids: the surface tension of a liquid at its air/liquid interfaceMore example sentences
- To get this weak force to effectively push a liquid surface, the team produced a liquid interface with low surface tension.
- The setup is currently upgraded by the simultaneous measurement of the surface tension of the interface.
- The effect of other properties of the interfaces (polarity, surface charge density) remains to be precisely determined.
- 2 Computing A device or program enabling a user to communicate with a computer.More example sentences
- They use a natural interface which enables users to highlight, scribble notes, bookmark and annotate.
- Using these interfaces enables numerous Windows programs to view mainframe data directly.
- The interaction between the computer interface and the user is far from perfect even for people who are computer literate.
- 2.1A device or program for connecting two items of hardware or software so that they can be operated jointly or communicate with each other.More example sentences
- The gateway holds the hardware interfaces and software protocol stacks to get all the various technologies talking nicely to one another.
- Its standardized platform hardware interface allows the software and drivers to work across various platforms.
- A laptop with recording software and a USB interface can serve as a totally portable recording studio.
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- 1Interact with (another system, person, organization, etc.): his goal is to get people interfacing with each otherMore example sentences
- All systems will have to be automated, and operating and control systems will have to be able to interface with medical systems.
- Sadly an older model couldn't interface with the phone system, leaving her stuck with this.
- The other units, already notified and instructed by the node, began to interface with the weapons systems and set up a force in the docking bay.
- 2 Computing Connect with (another computer or piece of equipment) by an interface.More example sentences
- One of Linux's greatest assets is its ability to add value to legacy technology investments by connecting and interfacing with old equipment or software.
- Ideally, it would interface with your computer desktop.
- The sound and video tracks are run on a DVD player, modified to interface with the computer.
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