Meaning of INTERFACE in English

INTERFACE

< jargon > A boundary across which two systems communicate. An interface might be a hardware connector used to link to other devices, or it might be a convention used to allow communication between two software systems. Often there is some intermediate component between the two systems which connects their interfaces together. For example, two EIA-232 interfaces connected via a serial cable.

See also graphical user interface , Application Program Interface .

(1996-05-22)

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