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interfacenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.tə.feɪs/  us   /ˈɪn.t̬ɚ.feɪs/
a connection between two pieces of electronic equipment, or between a person and a computer: My computer has a network interface, which allows me to get to other computers. The new version of the program comes with a much better user interface (= way of showing information to a user) than the original.
a situation, way, or place where two things come together and affect each other: the interface between technology and tradition We need a clearer interface between management and the workforce.

interfaceverb

uk   /ˈɪn.tə.feɪs/  us   /ˈɪn.t̬ɚ.feɪs/
(Definition of interface from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"interface" in American English

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interfacenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·tərˌfeɪs/
the place where two systems come together and have an effect on each other, or a connection between two computers or between a person and a computer: Amphibians live at the interface of land and sea. To simplify software, you improve its interface.

interfaceverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈɪnt·ərˌfeɪs/
to communicate or cause someone or something to communicate: [I] Neighborhood groups here interface very well with police.
(Definition of interface from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"interface" in Business English

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interfacenoun [C]

uk   us   /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

interfaceverb

uk   us   /ˈɪntəˌfeɪs/
[I] if two people, companies, systems, etc. interface, they are in contact and work together with each other: interface with sb/sth All workers at the airport should be willing to interface with local law-enforcement personnel as and when necessary.
[I or T] IT if a computer, mobile phone, etc. interfaces with another system or piece of equipment, or is interfaced with it, it can be connected to or used with it: interface (sth) with sth Wireless Application Protocols are standards that govern how mobile phones interface with the World Wide Web.
(Definition of interface from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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