Meaning of INTERFACE in English

INTERFACE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

graphical user interface

user interface

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

binary

Second, it can't support applications such as Video for Windows that build their own extensions to the Windows application binary interface .

A set of application binary interfaces are currently being developed by NeXT to provide application interoperability between Intel Corp and PA-RISC platforms.

graphical

An add-on graphical user interface is available.

The first was a genuine belief that the graphical interface was superior.

It will include graphical interface enhancements and offer a distributed object-oriented file system.

The programs and data files have distinctive icons, providing a user-friendly graphical interface when run under OpenWindows.

There are other sub-classes for graphical user interface components such as push buttons and scroll bars.

Both programmes are based around a simple graphical interface .

It uses a drag and drop style graphical user interface based on OSF/Motif.

human

Prospective software developers had to learn the secrets of the toolbox so they could follow the guidelines for human interface .

standard

But Pieper claims it won't matter which microkernel underlies Unix as long as all the standard interfaces are kept to.

With many micros standard interfaces are provided to allow a wide choice of printing systems to be attached.

It offers standard VMEbus interface option, eliminating the need for a separate controller board.

■ NOUN

builder

Its key components include a graphical user interface builder , database access, reusable application framework and cross-platform portability, it says.

Astec claims an 80% world share for UIM/X of the market for Motif-based interface builders .

card

If it doesn't work then try reversing the cable on the interface card .

On their end, customers will have to install network interface cards in their computers and buy or rent special cable modems.

A starter kit complete with software, interface cards and cabling for two workstations is priced £569.

The heart of the technique is an interface card inserted into the computer which synchronises the different information sources.

The interface card itself can usually also handle sophisticated on-screen effects such as picture fades and multiple colours.

computer

Uncomplicated computer interface that is truly easy to use.

Yet very little thinking had been devoted to promoting friendly, intuitive computer interfaces .

Once computer interfaces are built to show lifelike properties, many people will ascribe life to them.

It is expected that in some cases, new computer interfaces , switches, and data communication protocols will be required.

Perhaps most importantly, the computer interface greatly facilitates both obtaining and recording a complete medical history.

They will probably become a standard part of computer interfaces , and make it easier to do things on the internet.

design

From this point of view the allocation of function and interface design are one core design activity based on the man-machine concept.

To delve into interface design further, consider video on-demand.

However, the interface design is not one that Psion fans will recognise.

For my money, the champion of illogical interface design is still the method for removing a floppy from a Macintosh.

Ultimately, the machine layout or interface design may be modified to make the operating instructions easier to follow.

This is simply the most irritating aspect of what's a distinctly bulky and untidy interface design .

network

The video and disk controllers and network interfaces have been integrated directly on to the motherboard.

On their end, customers will have to install network interface cards in their computers and buy or rent special cable modems.

user

The user interface is very limiting.

The company says it has enhanced the user interface and reduced install time.

Defragmentation is not a daily job anyway, so sophistication of user interface is of minor significance.

The five applications include Xalt Desk - a user interface , which can be used to integrate third party applications.

It lets developers construct user interfaces , model system resources, create new objects and build communication hooks into other applications.

More global searches on related terms are also useful. 5. User interface .

And its innovative user interface features reduce or eliminate the number of steps needed to perform standard spreadsheet operations.

Although character-based at the moment, graphical user interfaces are to be available by the end of 1993 for version 6.0.

■ VERB

create

Change creates unmet needs by creating new interfaces .

This interoperable network of ATMs has created an interface between customer and bank that changed the competitive dynamics of the industry.

enable

It also comes with a programmer's interface that enables users to customise virtual memory features.

include

It will include graphical interface enhancements and offer a distributed object-oriented file system.

Additional features include an IrDA interface for wireless connection and a locking switch for printer transport.

SuperNova 3.1 includes new database interfaces and Unix System Labs' Tuxedo transaction processing monitor.

Its key components include a graphical user interface builder, database access, reusable application framework and cross-platform portability, it says.

It includes a component interface intended to give hardware and software vendors a simple way of providing component management.

provide

FastPort provides a TCP/IP interface so that Unix computers can spool directly to the printer.

Neural networks could provide an interface between real-world data that is fuzzy and digital computers.

The essential difference between free email and its paid for counterpart is that the email service is provided through a Web interface .

FastPort provides a TCP/IP interface for the printer so that Unix computers can spool directly to the printer.

Uniplex says it will provide application programming interfaces and gateways between onGO and its existing software to insure migration and coexistence.

Each subsystem provides its own interface and applications can't use more than one.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the interface between labor and management

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A set of application binary interfaces are currently being developed by NeXT to provide application interoperability between Intel Corp and PA-RISC platforms.

Because interfaces juxtapose value systems, assumptions, needs, and languages, they create unmet needs.

Defragmentation is not a daily job anyway, so sophistication of user interface is of minor significance.

For other developers there's an application programming interface that gives access to the lock manager.

Its purpose is to combine the interactivity of a user-friendly interface with multiple forms of content.

Not exactly the best in user interfaces!

The Interactions have been considerably improved and unnecessary co-ordination removed from the interface .

Unfortunately, it doesn't make the greatest use of the Windows interface .

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Hotels whose computer systems can interface automatically with Bravo pay lower rates.

I picked it up from this boring salesman that I interface with at work.

Specialist image analysis equipment for light and electron microscope images also require interfacing with powerful computers.

The Boss-9000 can interface with Unix workstations or real-time data acquisition systems via a VMEbus interface.

The expert system can do all the mundane operations and still interface with the user in a most friendly manner.

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