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 for interface
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  interface \interface\ n.
     1. a surface forming a common boundary between two things,
        especially between two fluids. [WordNet sense 1]
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. (Computers) hardware that links one device with another
        (especially a computer). [WordNet sense 2]
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. (Computers) That part of a computer program which controls
        the way a program interacts with a user; the manner of
        inputting and outputting of data, and the way information
        is presented on a computer monitor; also called user
        interface; as, a graphical user interface; a
        character-based interface.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  interface
      n 1: (chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two
           things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases)
      2: (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 [syn: interface, user
         interface]
      3: the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other
         or have links with each other; "the interface between
         chemistry and biology"
      4: (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) [syn: interface, port]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  88 Moby Thesaurus words for "interface":
     ankle, articulation, border line, bound, boundary,
     boundary condition, boundary line, bourn, break boundary,
     breakoff point, butt, ceiling, cervix, circumscription, clinch,
     closure, compass, confine, connecting link, connecting rod,
     connection, coupling, cutoff, cutoff point, deadline, delimitation,
     determinant, division line, dovetail, elbow, embrace, end,
     extremity, finish, floor, frontier, gliding joint, hedge,
     high-water mark, hinge, hinged joint, hip, join, joining, joint,
     juncture, knee, knuckle, limen, limit, limitation, limiting factor,
     line, line of demarcation, link, low-water mark, lower limit,
     march, mark, mete, miter, mortise, neck, pivot, pivot joint,
     rabbet, scarf, seam, shoulder, start, starting line,
     starting point, stitch, suture, symphysis, target date, term,
     terminal date, terminus, threshold, tie rod, time allotment,
     toggle, toggle joint, union, upper limit, weld, wrist
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  interface
  
      A boundary across which two systems communicate.  An
     interface might be a hardware connector used to link to other
     devices, or it might be a convention used to allow
     communication between two software systems.  Often there is
     some intermediate component between the two systems which
     connects their interfaces together.  For example, two EIA-232
     interfaces connected via a serial cable.
  
     See also graphical user interface, Application Program
     Interface.
  
     (1996-05-22)
  

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