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interface (n.)

1874, "a plane surface regarded as the common boundary of two bodies," from inter- + face (n.). Modern use is perhaps a c. 1960 re-coinage; McLuhan used it in the sense "place of interaction between two systems" (1962) and the computer sense "apparatus to connect two devices" is from 1964. As a verb from 1967. Related: Interfaced; interfacing.

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Definitions of interface from WordNet

interface (n.)
(chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases);
interface (n.)
(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;
Synonyms: user interface
interface (n.)
the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other;
the interface between chemistry and biology
interface (n.)
(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);
Synonyms: port
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