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English noun: interface

1. interface (artifact) (chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases)

Broader (hypernym)surface

Narrower (hyponym)oil-water interface

Domain categoryphysical chemistry

2. interface (communication) (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

Synonymsuser interface

Broader (hypernym)computer program, computer programme, program, programme

Narrower (hyponym)CLI, command line interface, graphical user interface, GUI

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

3. interface (cognition) the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other

SamplesThe interface between chemistry and biology.

Broader (hypernym)convergence, intersection, overlap

4. interface (artifact) (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)


Broader (hypernym)computer circuit

Narrower (hyponym)parallel interface, parallel port, SCSI, serial port, small computer system interface

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

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