interference

[ˌɪntəfˈi͡əɹəns], [ˌɪntəfˈi‍əɹəns], [ˌɪ_n_t_ə_f_ˈiə_ɹ_ə_n_s]

Definitions of interference:

  1.   Interposition; an intermeddling; a collision; interaction among waves; a striking of one foot against the other. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2.   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. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   The act of clashing with; the act of meddling in other people's affairs. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for interference:

  1. I mean he's a very famous director... they're not going to put their... and he's very tough, he doesn't like interference at all, so he kept them at bay. – Ronald Harwood
  2. If diffraction or interference phenomena were to be sought it was therefore necessary, in accordance with the basic principles of wave theory, to select for the test arrangement far smaller decisive dimensions than those employed in corresponding tests with visible light. – Max von Laue
  3. This result is due to a phenomenon of interference which occurs within the sensitive layer. – Gabriel Lippmann
  4. The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power. – John Stuart Mill
  5. 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. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Usage examples for interference:

  1. 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
  2. It is entirely my affair, and I wish no interference – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  3. She felt, too, that the girl should have been allowed her small triumph without interference – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. “ I mention it now so that I may see no signs of interference on my return." ” – A Manifest Destiny by Julia Magruder
  7. 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
  8. “ " Captain, I am your master yet, and I will have no interference – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  9. Robin was his own peculiar property, and in this respect he permitted interference from none. ” – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  10. 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

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Idioms for interference:

  • run interference
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