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interference
American English: /ˌɪn(t)ərˈfɪrəns/
British English: /ɪntəˈfɪər(ə)ns/

Translation of interference in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1.1 (interfering) the noise was a considerable interference
    el ruido era una molestia considerable
    Example sentences
    • Because of these findings we decided to design an assessment without possible interferences between the cognitive and metacognitive processes.
    • He predicted: ‘Over the years, unique professional traditions and qualities come into being, which will give judges the strength and the power to ward off outside interferences.’
    • Largely they are smart, know what they are doing, and can surely handle their lives independently and successfully without such interferences at least.
    1.2 (Physics, Radio, Telecom)
    Example sentences
    • Atomic beams can act like light waves and exhibit all of the classic wave effects, like interference and refraction.
    • In this case, the destructive interference occurs for waves traveling in most directions, but not for those ultimately heading toward the focal point.
    • On the detecting screen we see a picture identical to one which is obtained from interference of waves.
    Example sentences
    • This makes wireless networks more immune to interference from other radio signals than if they transmitted on a single frequency.
    • Every time you start your car ignition it causes interference to the radio band - so it's a very confusing technical issue.
    • The said equipment must not cause interference to others.
    1.3 (Sport)
    Example sentences
    • The GAA has allowed physical interference off the ball as part of the game.
    • The NHL should be applauded for yet another crackdown on obstruction and interference, which have damaged the entertainment value of the game severely.
    • Obstruction and interference continue to infest the expansion-crazed NHL, but Roberts, Corson and Tucker can muck it up.
    1.4 (Linguistics)

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