(n.)A boundary across which two independent systems meet and act on or communicate with each other. In computer technology, there are several types of interfaces.
- user interface - the keyboard, mouse, menus of a computer system. The user interface allows the user to communicate with the operating system. Also see GUI.
- software interface - the languages and codes that the applications use to communicate with each other and with the hardware.
- hardware interface - the wires, plugs and sockets that hardware devices use to communicate with each other.
(v.) To connect with or interact with by means of an interface.
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