The definition of interference is the act of or something that obstructs or hinders.
An example of an interference is a detour on the road.
- an act or instance of interfering
- something that interferes
- Football the legal blocking of opposing players in order to clear the way for the ball carrier; also, the player or players who do such blocking
- Sports the illegal hindering of an opposing player, specif., in football, of an opponent who is trying to catch a pass
- Physics the mutual action of two waves of the same frequency, as of sound, light, etc., in reinforcing or neutralizing each other according to their relative phases on meeting
- static, unwanted signals, etc., producing a distortion as of sounds or images and preventing good reception
- such distorted reception
run interference (for)
- Football to accompany (the ball carrier) in order to block opposing players
- Informal to interfere or intervene in behalf of someone else
- a. The act or an instance of hindering, obstructing, or impeding.b. Something that hinders, obstructs, or impedes.
- a. Sports Illegal obstruction or hindrance of an opposing player, such as hindrance of a receiver by a defender in football, hindrance of a fielder by a base runner in baseball, or checking a player not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.b. Football The legal blocking of defensive tacklers to protect and make way for the ball carrier.
- Physics The variation of wave amplitude that occurs from the superposition of two or more waves.
- Electronics a. The inhibition or prevention of clear reception of broadcast signals.b. The distorted portion of a received signal.
- The negative or distorting effect that new learning can have on previous learning or that previous learning can have on new learning.
(countable and uncountable, plural interferences)
- The act of interfering with something, or something that interferes.
- (sports) The illegal obstruction of an opponent in some ball games.
- They were glued to the TV, as the referee called out a fifteen yard penalty for interference.
- (physics) An effect caused by the superposition of two systems of waves, such as a distortion on a broadcast signal due to atmospheric or other effects.
- They wanted to watch the game on TV, but there was too much interference to even make out the score on the tiny screen.
- (US, law) In United States patent law, an inter partes proceeding to determine the priority issues of multiple patent applications; a priority contest.
- (chess) The interruption of the line between an attacked piece and its defender by sacrificially interposing a piece.
interference - Computer Definition
- In general, spurious or extraneous energy that appears in the circuitry of a system or component and impedes the reception of desired signals.
- In radio communications, the negative impact of undesired energy by emission, radiation, or induction on the reception of desired signals.