|to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable.|
|to spend time idly; loaf.|
|1.||chem a surface that forms the boundary between two bodies, liquids, or chemical phases|
|2.||a common point or boundary between two things, subjects, etc|
|3.||an electrical circuit linking one device, esp a computer, with another|
|4.||(tr) to design or adapt the input and output configurations of (two electronic devices) so that they may work together compatibly|
|5.||to be or become an interface (with)|
|6.||to be or become interactive (with)|
interface in·ter·face (ĭn'tər-fās')
A surface forming a common boundary between adjacent regions or bodies.
|interface (ĭn'tər-fās') Pronunciation Key
surface separating two phases of matter, each of which may be solid, liquid, or gaseous. An interface is not a geometric surface but a thin layer that has properties differing from those of the bulk material on either side of the interface. A common interface is that between a body of water and the air, which exhibits such properties as surface tension, by which the interface acts somewhat like a stretched elastic membrane. Interfacial effects, or processes that occur at interfaces, include the evaporation of liquids, the action of detergents and chemical catalysts, and the adsorption of gases on metals
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