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interface

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈɪntəfeɪs/
IT the way in which information is made available to the user on the screen of a computer, mobile phone, etc.: A user-friendly shopping interface is essential if you want to encourage customers to buy online. a user/computer/software interface
the point at which two different systems, activities, etc. have an influence on each other: interface between sth and sth the interface between business and Governmentinterface with sth The decision is based on the need to create a more efficient interface with our customers.
IT a connection between two pieces of electronic equipment: a network interface card/controller
→ See also graphical user interface, GUI
(Definition of interface noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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