Meaning of INTERFACE in English


/ ˈɪntəfeɪs; NAmE -tərf-/ noun , verb

■ noun


( computing ) the way a computer program presents information to a user or receives information from a user, in particular the layout of the screen and the menus :

the user interface


( computing ) an electrical circuit , connection or program that joins one device or system to another :

the interface between computer and printer


interface (between A and B) the point where two subjects, systems, etc. meet and affect each other :

the interface between manufacturing and sales

■ verb

interface (sth) (with sth) | interface A and B ( computing ) to be connected with sth using an interface ; to connect sth in this way :

[ v ]

The new system interfaces with existing telephone equipment.

[also vn ]

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.