Interference

[ˌɪntəfˈi͡əɹəns], [ˌɪntəfˈi‍əɹəns], [ˌɪ_n_t_ə_f_ˈiə_ɹ_ə_n_s]

Definitions of interference:

  1.   the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
  2.   Interposition; an intermeddling; a collision; interaction among waves; a striking of one foot against the other.
  3.   electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
  4.   any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  5.   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.
  6.   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.
  7.   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.
  8.   a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
  9.   the act of blocking someone's path with your body ( as in football); " he threw a rolling block into the line backer"
  10.   The act or state of interfering, or of claiming a right to the same invention.
  11.   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.
  12.   The act of clashing with; the act of meddling in other people's affairs.
  13.   ( American football) the act of obstructing someone's path with your body; " he threw a rolling block into the line backer"
  14.   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.

Antonyms for interference:

help, courtesy, upper hand, handmaiden, kindness, bulge, noninterference, catalyst, assistance, assist, edge, incentive, stimulant, lift, boost, vantage, backing, mercy, stimulus, stead, advantage, benefit, turn, jump, helping hand, aid, inside track, favor, drop, spur, whip hand, break, leg up, hand, indulgence, benevolence, pull, support, grace, goad, impetus, abetment, nonintervention, catbird seat.


Quotes for interference:

  1. But the watchful care of the parent is endless. The youth is never free from the danger of grating interference – William Godwin
  2. 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
  3. Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet; in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying... Healthy people need no bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share the human condition and die. – Ivan Illich
  4. American couples have gone to such lengths to avoid the interference of in -laws that they have to pay marriage counselors to interfere between them. – Florence King
  5. 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
  6. The plate at each point only sends back to the eye the simple colour imprinted. The other colours are destroyed by interference The eye thus perceives at each point the constituent colour of the image. – Gabriel Lippmann
  7. This result is due to a phenomenon of interference which occurs within the sensitive layer. – Gabriel Lippmann
  8. The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power. – John Stuart Mill
  9. 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
  10. For if the Germans do not help defend the West, American and Canadian troops must cross the seas to do the job, and I venture to believe that the troops- if not the statesmen- regard this as an interference at least in their own domestic affairs. – Arthur H. Sulzberger
  11. The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another's state of consciousness. – Paul Twitchell
  12. Confidence in golf means being able to concentrate on the problem at hand with no outside interference – Tom Watson

Usage examples for interference:

  1. “ Seabrooke was blind and deaf to all her interference – Bessie Bradford's Prize by Joanna H. Mathews
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. It is entirely my affair, and I wish no interference – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  6. “ I don't stand for any interference in my plans. ” – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  7. The Med Service will hear of your interference – This World Is Taboo by Murray Leinster
  8. Robin was his own peculiar property, and in this respect he permitted interference from none. ” – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  9. 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
  10. “ I mention it now so that I may see no signs of interference on my return." ” – A Manifest Destiny by Julia Magruder
  11. 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
  12. Indeed your beautiful daughter did not seem to stand in need of my interference – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  13. 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
  14. Perhaps Mr. Traffick had on some former occasion felt some little interference with his freedom of action. ” – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  15. 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
  16. “ " Captain, I am your master yet, and I will have no interference – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  17. Thanks for running interference for me. ” – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  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. She felt, too, that the girl should have been allowed her small triumph without interference – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  20. 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

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Idioms for interference:

  • run interference
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