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Interference Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • (American football) the act of obstructing someone''s path with your body; "he threw a rolling block into the line backer"
  • the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
  • any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  • a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
  • electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

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  • a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries ,
  • the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding ,
  • electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication ,
  • (American football) blocking a player's path with your body; "he ran interference for the quarterback" ,
  • any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

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Interference Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In physics, interference is something that happens when two or more waves are in the same space. Sometimes the peak of one wave joins with the peak of another wave, so the resulting peak is twice as high. Sometimes the peak of one wave falls into the trough of another wave, and the surface is then flat. When waves add their effects, it is called positive interference, or constructive interference. When one wave subtracts from the effects of the other, it is called negative interference, or destructive interference.

If two people pushed on a car in the same direction, they would move the car better than either one alone. That would be positive interference. If two people of equal strength pushed the car from opposite directions, then it would not be moved by either of them. That would be negative interference.



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* Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory. - Salman Rushdie

* In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth. - Susanne Langer

* Life here is so elemental. So real. Without the interference of civilization you can really experience things like,...silence. Silence and darkness in its purity. Right now, right outside my window all I can see is a black void. Endless darkness. It's totally exhilarating, and I feel very lucky to be here. Very, very lucky. - Andrew Schneider


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