Associations to the word «Interface»


INTERFACE, noun. The point of interconnection between entities.
INTERFACE, noun. (chemistry) (physics) A thin layer or boundary between different substances or two phases of a single substance.
INTERFACE, noun. (computing) The point of interconnection between systems or subsystems.
INTERFACE, noun. (computing) The connection between a user and a machine.
INTERFACE, noun. (computing) (object-oriented) The connection between parts of software.
INTERFACE, noun. (computing) (object-oriented) In object-oriented programming, a piece of code defining a set of operations that other code must implement.
INTERFACE, verb. (transitive) to construct an interface for, to connect through an interface
INTERFACE, verb. (intransitive) to be an interface, to be into an interface
INTERFACE DEFINITION LANGUAGE, noun. (software engineering) Synonym of interface description language.
INTERFACE DEFINITION LANGUAGES, noun. Plural of interface definition language
INTERFACE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE, noun. (software engineering) A specification language used to describe a software component's interface.
INTERFACE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGES, noun. Plural of interface description language
INTERFACE SEGREGATION PRINCIPLE, proper noun. (programming) (object-oriented) principle that states that once an interface has become too large, it needs to be split into smaller and more specific interfaces so that any client of the interface will only know about the methods that pertain to itself. (In other words: no client should be forced to depend on methods it does not use.)

Dictionary definition

INTERFACE, noun. (chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases).
INTERFACE, noun. (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.
INTERFACE, noun. The overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other; "the interface between chemistry and biology".
INTERFACE, noun. (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).

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats