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Definition 1: (chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases) - [noun denoting artifact]

(interface is a kind of ...) the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object

"they skimmed over the surface of the water" "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface" "the sun has no distinct surface"

(... is a kind of interface ) an interface forming the boundary between the non-miscible liquids oil and water

(interface belongs to category ...) the branch of chemistry dealing with the physical properties of chemical substances

Definition 2: (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) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for interface in the sense of this definition

(interface is a kind of ...) a circuit that is part of a computer

(... is a kind of interface ) an interface between a computer and a printer where the computer sends multiple bits of information to the printer simultaneously

(... is a kind of interface ) an interface (commonly used for modems and mice and some printers) that transmits data a bit at a time

(... is a kind of interface ) interface consisting of a standard port between a computer and its peripherals that is used in some computers

(interface belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 3: the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where interface or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the interface between chemistry and biology

(interface is a kind of ...) a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena

"there was no overlap between their proposals"

Definition 4: (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 - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for interface in the sense of this definition

(interface is a kind of ...) (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

"the program required several hundred lines of code"

(... is a kind of interface ) a user interface in which you type commands instead of choosing them from a menu or selecting an icon

(... is a kind of interface ) a user interface based on graphics (icons and pictures and menus) instead of text; uses a mouse as well as a keyboard as an input device

(interface belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

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