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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ter·fere v. i. [imp. & p. p. Interfered p. pr. & vb. n. Interfering.]
 1. To come in collision; to be in opposition; to clash; -- usually used with with; as, interfering claims, or commands; workers in a crowded shop may interfere with each other's activity.
 2. To enter into, or take a part in, the concerns of others; to intermeddle; to interpose; -- used with in or with; as, to interfere with the way I raise my children.
    To interfere with party disputes.   --Swift.
    There was no room for anyone to interfere with his own opinions.   --Bp. Warburton.
 3. To strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs; -- sometimes said of a human being, but usually of a horse; as, the horse interferes.
 4. Physics To act reciprocally, so as to augment, diminish, or otherwise affect one another; -- said of waves, rays of light, heat, etc. See Interference, 2.
 5. Patent Law To cover the same ground; to claim the same invention; as, to interfere with another patent.
 Syn: -- To interpose; intermeddle. See Interpose.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; "an interfering
            old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly making an
            officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about other
            people's business" [syn: meddlesome, meddling, officious,
             busy, busybodied]