Example: "Most digital cameras use a standard USB interface to connect to a computer."

An interface is a port on a hardware device that allows it to connect to another device. Common hardware interfaces found on computers include USB, Firewire, and Ethernet connections. Other electronic devices may use different interfaces, such as HDMI connections on a TV or MIDI ports on a digital piano. The term "interface" may also refer to a user interface.

Updated: February 28, 2009

Definition from the PC Glossary