user interface
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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