Associations to the word «Interference»

Wiktionary

INTERFERENCE, noun. The act of interfering with something, or something that interferes.
INTERFERENCE, noun. (sports) The illegal obstruction of an opponent in some ball games.
INTERFERENCE, noun. (physics) An effect caused by the superposition of two systems of waves, such as a distortion on a broadcast signal due to atmospheric or other effects.
INTERFERENCE, noun. (US) (legal) In United States patent law, an inter partes proceeding to determine the priority issues of multiple patent applications; a priority contest.
INTERFERENCE, noun. (chess) The interruption of the line between an attacked piece and its defender by sacrificially interposing a piece.
INTERFERENCE FILTER, noun. An optical filter in which the wavelengths that are not transmitted are removed by interference rather than by absorption or scattering
INTERFERENCE MICROSCOPE, noun. An instrument used to study the differences in the phase of light transmitted through a specimen.

Dictionary definition

INTERFERENCE, noun. A policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries.
INTERFERENCE, noun. The act of hindering or obstructing or impeding.
INTERFERENCE, noun. Electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication.
INTERFERENCE, noun. (American football) blocking a player's path with your body; "he ran interference for the quarterback".
INTERFERENCE, noun. Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.

Wise words

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