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 for user 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) :

  user interface
      n 1: (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]

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

  user interface
  
     (UI) The aspects of a computer system or program which can be
     seen (or heard or otherwise perceived) by the human user, and
     the commands and mechanisms the user uses to control its
     operation and input data.
  
     A graphical user interface emphasises the use of pictures
     for output and a pointing device such as a mouse for input
     and control whereas a command line interface requires the
     user to type textual commands and input at a keyboard and
     produces a single stream of text as output.
  
     A user interface contrasts with, but is typically built on top
     of, an Application Program Interface (API).
  
     See also user interface copyright.
  
     (1995-02-20)
  

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