Definition: (1) Software or part of application software which enables a user to work a computer or use an application. * Interface design usually adheres to standards and conventions set by the operating system. (2) Component or accessory that enables different hardware to communicate to each other e.g. adaptor enabling USB devices to be used with SCSI ports; FireWire card enabling computer to use IEEE1394 decices. (3) Point of connection between different hardware e.g. CompactFlash card and its reader.

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