interface

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n interface (chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases)
    • n interface (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)
    • n interface the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other "the interface between chemistry and biology"
    • n interface (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
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The basis of the Macintosh computer was Apple's Lisa which was released in 1983. This was the first system to utilize a GUI or Graphical User Interface. The first Macintosh was released in 1984.
    • n interface A plane surface regarded as the common boundary of two bodies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Interface a plane surface regarded as the common boundary of two bodies
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Usage

In literature:

If each node obeys the general interface standards, there's simply no need for any central network authority.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
The interface has been deteriorating steadily, and it's only a matter of time before it does some serious damage.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
If the bottom of a coat sleeve is to be left open at the back or slashed, an interfacing of light weight canvas will be necessary.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Eighties women love "feedback", "interfacing".
"Mascara-Viscera" by Paul Cameron Brown
If 2T'12 > T1 + T2, T12 would be negative, so that the interface would of itself tend to increase.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
There remains the question of the precipitation of the tanning colloid at the interface.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
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In poetry:

LUCY. For such flattering declarations
Rude and ignorant am I,
So my arms will give reply;
Which gets rid of explanations.
Let their silent interfacing
Figure what my words should be.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

I recently reviewed the i2M audio MIDI interface, which works amazingly well in a monophonic capacity.
Add-on software customizes game interface.
To provide sufficient power to retract the latchbolt, a power booster interface module is included.
Simple interface for clip joining and trimming.
Xperinet Adding Multilingual Capabilities to User Interface.
Olivero Stock, "Natural Language in Multimodal Human-Computer Interface," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol 9, no.
DNF Controls AnyWhere Interface Box.
Interface Catheter Solutions Produces Textured Medical Balloons for a Multitude of Medical Applications.
Interface Catheter Solutions offers varying textured medical balloons for a wide variety of clinical applications.
Unity is indeed the default desktop interface in this new Ubuntu version, but it's only partially implemented so far.
The mobile solution connects to SugarCRM in real time with a one-button interface for smartphones and tablets.
Olivero Stock, " Natural Language in Multimodal Human-Computer Interface," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol 9, no.
It has a servo-driven indexing system that is controlled by touchscreen user interface.
Streamlined interfaces in many components.
The previous Ubuntu release--version 11.04, or "Natty Narwhal"--was nothing if not controversial, largely because of its inclusion of the mobile-style Unity interface as the default desktop shell.
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In science:

In the model (1), the periodic potential is non-random and tends to pin the interface while the quenched random pinning η [h(~r)] prefers to make the interface wander.
A periodic elastic medium in which periodicity is relevant
Messager, A., Miracle-Sole, S., Ruiz, J., Shlosman, S.: Interfaces in the Potts model II: Antonov’s rule and rigidity of the order disorder interface.
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models
When this happens, the rate of growth of the single interface response matches exactly the rate of loss of the interface density, with α = 1/2 and a = 0.
Off equilibrium response function in the one dimensional random field Ising model
Once the interface gets close to the antiperiodic boundary, the magnetization does not uniquely determine the interface location.
Magnetization reversal times in the 2D Ising model
We already indicated repeatedly that our theory may be applied only if the probability of having more than two interfaces around the cylinder may be neglected compared to the probability of having just two such interfaces.
Magnetization reversal times in the 2D Ising model
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