Meaning of INTERFACE in English


I. ˈin-tər-ˌfās noun

Date: 1882

1. : a surface forming a common boundary of two bodies, spaces, or phases

an oil-water interface


a. : the place at which independent and often unrelated systems meet and act on or communicate with each other

the man-machine interface

b. : the means by which interaction or communication is achieved at an interface

• in·ter·fa·cial ˌin-tər-ˈfā-shəl adjective

II. verb

Date: 1962

transitive verb

1. : to connect by means of an interface

interface a machine with a computer

2. : to serve as an interface for

intransitive verb

1. : to become interfaced

2. : to interact or coordinate harmoniously

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.