Definitions of interference

  1. the act of blocking someone's path with your body ( as in football); " he threw a rolling block into the line backer"
  2. electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
  3. any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  4. the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
  5. a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
  6. ( American football) the act of obstructing someone's path with your body; " he threw a rolling block into the line backer"
  7. The act or state of interfering; as, the stoppage of a machine by the interference of some of its parts; a meddlesome interference in the business of others.
  8. The mutual influence, under certain conditions, of two streams of light, or series of pulsations of sound, or, generally, two waves or vibrations of any kind, producing certain characteristic phenomena, as colored fringes, dark bands, or darkness, in the case of light, silence or increased intensity in sounds; neutralization or superposition of waves generally.
  9. The act or state of interfering, or of claiming a right to the same invention.
  10. In patent law, a procedure to resolve a conflict that occurs when two or more patent applications have been filed on the same invention. When this happens, the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office ( PTO) examines a number of factors in order to determine who gets the patent, including who first conceived of the invention and worked on it diligently, who first built and tested the invention and who was first to file a patent application.
  11. The act of clashing with; the act of meddling in other people's affairs.
  12. 1. The coming together of waves from different sources in such a way that the crests of one series correspond to the hollows of the other, the two thus neutralizing each other; or so that the crests of the two series correspond, thus increasing the excursions of the waves. 2. Brushing, in the horse.
  13. Interposition; an intermeddling; a collision; interaction among waves; a striking of one foot against the other.
  14. The intermeddling in the affairs of others; interposition; in optics, a term used to express certain phenomena which result from the mutual action of the rays of light on each other.

Usage examples for interference

  1. " Captain, I am your master yet, and I will have no interference – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. But Harry, dear, though I should not call your interference impertinent in any bad sense, I must say it was not a very wise thing to take her to task, as you call it. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  3. Now he was angry at her interference again he saw her side of it, and then his love for her would rise. – His Second Wife by Ernest Poole
  4. She suspected nothing- she was frankly indignant at your sudden interference and your strange language- until the time came in which you pledged yourself to produce Mercy Merrick. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  5. Perhaps Mr. Traffick had on some former occasion felt some little interference with his freedom of action. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  6. It is possible, however, that you will not see the subject in the same light, and I perhaps went too far, when I presumed to suppose that if you were acquainted with the nature of the case, you would find it to be such as to make the interference I requested of you appear reasonable. – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  7. The death of Antiochus Sidetes in 129 B. C. at last left the Jews free to develop their kingdom without further fear of Syrian interference – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  8. I don't stand for any interference in my plans. – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  9. Robin was his own peculiar property, and in this respect he permitted interference from none. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  10. He shows no sympathy for the other side, does not realize that Dragomira must have got very weary of her mother- in- law's piety and annoyed at that lady's interference in the education of her sons. – From a Terrace in Prague by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  11. I mention it now so that I may see no signs of interference on my return." – A Manifest Destiny by Julia Magruder
  12. It is entirely my affair, and I wish no interference – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  13. Seabrooke was blind and deaf to all her interference – Bessie Bradford's Prize by Joanna H. Mathews
  14. Indeed your beautiful daughter did not seem to stand in need of my interference – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  15. One is- Would our interference bring this war to a conclusion? – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  16. She felt, too, that the girl should have been allowed her small triumph without interference – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  17. The Med Service will hear of your interference – This World Is Taboo by Murray Leinster
  18. In the early stages of the mining, separate operations may be carried on for a considerable time in a district without mutual interference but as mining is carried down the dip, what seemed to be separate veins may be found to be parts of the same vein or parts of a complex vein system, and separate mining organizations are thus brought into conflict. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  19. Much has been said here and elsewhere, at various times, on the question of interference by one state in the affairs of another. – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  20. Thanks for running interference for me. – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt