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in·ter·fer·ence

 (ĭn′tər-fîr′əns)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of hindering, obstructing, or impeding.
b. Something that hinders, obstructs, or impedes.
2.
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.
3. Physics The variation of wave amplitude that occurs from the superposition of two or more waves.
4. Electronics
a. The inhibition or prevention of clear reception of broadcast signals.
b. The distorted portion of a received signal.
5. The negative or distorting effect that new learning can have on previous learning or that previous learning can have on new learning.

in′ter·fer·en′tial (-fə-rĕn′shəl) adj.

interference

(ˌɪntəˈfɪərəns)
n
1. the act or an instance of interfering
2. (General Physics) physics the process in which two or more coherent waves combine to form a resultant wave in which the displacement at any point is the vector sum of the displacements of the individual waves. If the individual waves converge the resultant is a system of fringes. Two waves of equal or nearly equal intensity moving in opposite directions combine to form a standing wave
3. (Telecommunications) Also called: radio interference any undesired signal that tends to interfere with the reception of radio waves
4. (Aeronautics) aeronautics the effect on the flow pattern around a body of objects in the vicinity
interferential adj

in•ter•fer•ence

(ˌɪn tərˈfɪər əns)

n.
1. an act, fact, or instance of interfering.
2. something that interferes.
3. the process in which waves, as of light or sound, of the same frequency combine to reinforce or cancel each other, the amplitude of the resulting wave being equal to the sum of the amplitudes of the combining waves.
4.
a. a jumbling of radio signals, caused by the reception of undesired ones.
b. the signals or device producing the incoherence.
5. Football.
a. the act of a teammate or of teammates legally running ahead of a ballcarrier and blocking prospective tacklers: to run interference for the halfback.
b. such a teammate or such teammates collectively.
c. the act of illegally hindering an opponent from catching a forward pass or a kick.
6. the distorting or inhibiting effect of previously learned behavior on subsequent learning.
[1775–85]
in`ter•fe•ren′tial (-fəˈrɛn ʃəl) adj.

in·ter·fer·ence

(ĭn′tər-fîr′əns)
1. The wave that forms when two or more waves of the same or different frequencies come together. The amplitude of the resulting wave will be either larger or smaller than the amplitude of the individual waves, depending on whether or not their peaks and troughs match up. ♦ If the peaks of the waves match up, the amplitude of the resulting wave will be larger than that of the individual waves. This is called constructive interference. ♦ If the peaks and troughs of the individual waves do not match up, the resulting amplitude is smaller. This interference is called destructive interference. See more at wave.
2. In electronics, the distortion or interruption of one broadcast signal by others.

interference

1. The effects of imposing one set of waves on another.
2. This occurs when the pass receiver or pass defender is tackled, blocked or pushed while the ball is still in the air.
3. A minor penalty is imposed if a player interferes with or impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interference - a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
foreign policy - a policy governing international relations
noninterference, nonintervention - a foreign policy of staying out of other countries' disputes
2.interference - the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
foiling, thwarting, frustration - an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
antagonism - (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure
obstruction - the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice"
complication - the act or process of complicating
deterrence - the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
prevention, bar - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
3.interference - electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
clutter - unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen
trouble - an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"
background signal, background - extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; "they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"
crosstalk, XT - the presence of an unwanted signal via an accidental coupling
fadeout - a gradual temporary loss of a transmitted signal due to electrical disturbances
jitter - small rapid variations in a waveform resulting from fluctuations in the voltage supply or mechanical vibrations or other sources
atmospheric static, atmospherics, static - a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
white noise - a noise produced by a stimulus containing all of the audible frequencies of vibration; "white noise is a good masking agent"
4.interference - (American football) blocking a player's path with your bodyinterference - (American football) blocking a player's path with your body; "he ran interference for the quarterback"
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
blocking, block - the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
5.interference - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
clog - any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
impedimenta, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment - any structure that makes progress difficult
speed bump - a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway

interference

noun
1. intrusion, intervention, meddling, opposition, conflict, obstruction, prying, impedance, meddlesomeness, intermeddling They can now set up cheap fares without interference from the government.
2. static, feedback, disturbance, disruption, fuzz Users complained of interference and background noise.

interference

noun
The act or an instance of interfering or intruding:
Translations
تَداخُل المَوجاتتَدَخُّل
interferencerušenízasahování
forstyrrelseindblanding
häirintähäiriöinterferenssi
vételi zavar
afskiptitruflun
rušenie
motnjavmešavanje
burnunu sokmamüdahaleparazit

interference

[ˌɪntəˈfɪərəns] N
1. (= intrusion) → intromisión f
2. (Rad, TV) → interferencia f

interference

[ˌɪntərˈfɪərəns] n
(gen)ingérence f
without interference from sb → sans ingérence de la part de qn
without interference from the government → sans ingérence de la part du gouvernement
interference in sth → ingérence dans qch
interference in the Republic's internal affairs → des ingérences dans les affaires internes de la République
(PHYSICS)interférence f
(RADIO, TV)interférences fpl

interference

n
(= meddling)Einmischung f; I don’t want any interference with my books/papersich will nicht, dass jemand an meine Bücher/Papiere geht
(= disruption, Rad, TV) → Störung f (→ with +gen)

interference

[ˌɪntəˈfɪərns] ninterferenza, intromissione f (Radio, TV, Phys) → interferenza

interfere

(intəˈfiə) verb
1. (often with in, ~with) to (try to) become involved in etc, when one's help etc is not wanted. I wish you would stop interfering (with my plans); Don't interfere in other people's business!
2. (with with) to prevent, stop or slow down the progress of. He doesn't let anything interfere with his game of golf on Saturday mornings.
ˌinterˈference noun
1. the act of interfering. She was infuriated by his mother's interference in their holiday arrangements.
2. (the spoiling of radio or television reception by) the noise caused by programmes from another station, bad weather etc. This television set picks up a lot of interference.
ˌinterˈfering adjective
an interfering old woman.

in·ter·fer·ence

n. interferencia, anulación o colisión entre dos partes.
References in classic literature ?
He hoped she had not gone home--he hated gossip and interference.
It is a pious consolation to me that, through my interference, a sufficient space was allowed them for repentance of the evil and corrupt practices into which, as a matter of course, every Custom-House officer must be supposed to fall.
Under cover of his character of singing-master, he made frequent visits at the farmhouse; not that he had anything to apprehend from the meddlesome interference of parents, which is so often a stumbling-block in the path of lovers.
So indignant were the packers that they went farther, and compelled the mayor to abolish the whole bureau of inspection; so that since then there has not been even a pretense of any interference with the graft.
He told my mother, in language perfectly respectful and deferential, but quite explicit, that over the house-servants she should be entire mistress, but that with the field-hands he could allow no interference.
We have purposed no harm; and yet but for your brave interference and protection these people would have killed us.
He can not only be badly wounded, but his life is in danger; and he would sometimes lose it but for the interference of the surgeon.
You are more likely to have done harm to yourself, than good to them, by interference.
I long to inquire; and how will MY interference be borne.
Brocklehurst could not see them too; he would perhaps have felt that, whatever he might do with the outside of the cup and platter, the inside was further beyond his interference than he imagined.
Linton's example and avoid future interference with his family, for good or evil.
Knowing by experience that interference would be hopeless, under these circumstances, Miss Garth turned sharply and left the room.