What is interface?

  • (noun): (computer science) a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system.
    Synonyms: user interface
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on interface, interfaces:

Ecasound - User Interface
... tool it does not include a native graphical interface ... Major tasks (recording, mixdown) can be easily performed directly from the command line interface, or by scripts ... Tk and ReadLine interfaces ...
Interface, Inc.
... Interface, Inc ... Interface's initial innovation was manufacturing "the first free-lay carpet tiles in America".2 Then, starting in 1994, Interface focused on environmental ... Since 1996, Interface chose to adopt an innovation-based green strategy ...
Open Graphics Project - OGD1 - Versioning Schema
... {Root Number} – {Video Memory}{Video Output Interfaces}{Special Options e.g ... Bus Video memory 256 ... MiB Video outputs, in order, skip any not installed First interface D Dual-link DVI Second interface D Dual-link DVI Third interface A Analog video, 75 ohm, VGA compatible Fourth ...
CompactFlash - Technical Details
... The CompactFlash interface is a 50-pin subset of the 68-pin PCMCIA connector ... that fully meets PCMCIA electrical and mechanical interface specifications", according to compactflash.org ... The interface operates, depending on the state of a mode pin on power-up, as either a 16-bit PC Card (0x7FF address limit) or as an IDE (PATA) interface ...
Texas Instruments TMS9918 - Interface
... The CPU communicates with the VDC through an additional 8-bit port on the VDC, and data is transferred between the two via port writes ... As a byte is written, the TMS9918 increments its internal address register - this is important, because the CPU does not have to send an address update for every byte access ...

More definitions of "interface":

  • (noun): The overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other.
    Example: "The interface between chemistry and biology"
  • (noun): (chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases).
  • (noun): (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals).
    Synonyms: port