(engineering) a match between the size and shape of two parts, such that force is required for assembly as one part is slightly larger than the other
noun 1. a microscope that utilizes light interference phenomena to create two superimposed images of an object, making possible the observation of transparent objects without using the staining technique.
noun, Physics. 1. a series of alternating dark and bright bands produced as a result of light interference. interference pattern An overall pattern that results when two or more waves interfere with each other, generally showing regions of constructive and of destructive interference. Optical interference patterns are analyzed in devices such as interferometers; the acoustic […]
[in-ter-fuh-ren-shuh l] /ˌɪn tər fəˈrɛn ʃəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to interference.
[in-ter-feer] /ˌɪn tərˈfɪər/ verb (used without object), interfered, interfering. 1. to come into opposition, as one thing with another, especially with the effect of hampering action or procedure (often followed by with): Constant distractions interfere with work. 2. to take part in the affairs of others; meddle (often followed by with or in): to interfere […]