What does the word interference mean?

  • 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.

  • [ Latin] The act of interfering or hindering; especially, the condition in which two light-waves or two sound-waves so conflict with each other as to produce interruption of the vibrations. By i. two luminous impulses following each other at an interval of half a wave-length produce darkness; two sonorous impulses similarly related produce silence.

Usage examples for interference

  1. I'm running Illington just as I've run it for the last ten years, in spite of your interference or any other man's, and I'm going to stay right on the job! – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  2. " There has been such interference, Mr. Vavasor, if you choose to call it so. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  3. From this time on she is more comfortable, because the lungs are not crowded, and there is less interference with breathing. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons

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