Science / Chemistry / Interference: The amplitudes of waves moving into the same region of space add to produce a single resultant wave. The resultang wave can have higher or lower amplitude than the component waves. See constructive interference and destructive interference.

Other Words for Interference

Interference Verb Synonyms: meddling, intrusion, intruding, intervention, interceding, intercession

Destructive Interference

Science / Chemistry / Destructive Interference: When the peaks of one wave match the troughs of another, the waves interfere destructively. The amplitudes of the interfering waves cancel to give the resultant wave a lower amplitude. MORE

Adjacent Channel Interference

Technology / Cell Phones / Adjacent Channel Interference: Signal impairment to one frequency due to presence of another signal on a nearby frequency. MORE

Destructive Interference (Phase Cancellation)

Technology / Home Audio / Destructive Interference (Phase Cancellation): A phenomenon that occurs when speakers are 180 degrees out of phase, i.e., what one speaker is trying to produce, the other speaker is fighting to cancel. One speaker's wave is in the positive phase ( MORE

Constructive Interference

Science / Chemistry / Constructive Interference: When the peaks and troughs of two interfering waves match, the amplitudes add to give the resultant wave a higher amplitude. MORE

Pass Interference

Entertainment / Football / Pass Interference: When a player illegally hinders an eligible receiver's opportunity to catch forward pass. MORE

Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)

Technology / Computers / Radio Frequency Interference (RFI): A high-frequency signal radiated by improperly shielded conductors. RFI can interfere with the operation of other electronic devices. MORE