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"interference" in British English

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interferencenoun [U]

uk   /ˌɪn.təˈfɪə.rəns/  us   /-t̬ɚˈfɪr.əns/
C1 an ​occasion when someone ​tries to ​interfere in a ​situation: She ​seems to ​regard any ​advice or ​help from me as interference. The government's interference in the ​strike has been ​widelycriticized.C2 noise or other ​electronicsignals that ​stop you from getting good ​pictures or ​sound on a ​television or ​radio

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(Definition of interference from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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interferencenoun [U]

 us   /ˌɪn·tərˈfɪər·əns/
On the ​radio, ​television, or ​telephone, interference is ​noise, ​lines, etc., that ​prevent a ​clearsound or ​picture from being ​received. physics Interference between two ​waveshappens when they have the same ​frequency and ​produce a ​force that is either ​stronger or ​weaker than one ​wavealone. In ​sports, interference is an ​action that is against the ​rules which ​prevents an ​opposingplayer from ​completing a ​play.
(Definition of interference from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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