Interfere vs Chaff - What's the difference?

interfere | chaff |


As verbs the difference between interfere and chaff

is that interfere is to get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance while chaff is to use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.

As a noun chaff is

the inedible parts of a grain-producing plant.

interfere

English

Alternative forms

* enterfere (obsolete)

Verb

(interfer)
  • To get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance.
  • I always try not to interfere with other people‚Äôs personal affairs.
  • (physics) (of waves) To be correlated with each other when overlapped]] or [[superpose, superposed.
  • Correlated waves interfere''' to produce interesting patterns, while uncorrelated waves overlap without '''interfering .
    Where the radio-wave signals of the two radio stations interfere the listener hears nothing but noise.
  • (mostly of horses) To strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs.
  • Derived terms

    * interference

    See also

    * busy body * interferometry

    chaff

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The inedible parts of a grain-producing plant.
  • To separate out the chaff , early cultures tossed baskets of grain into the air and let the wind blow away the lighter chaff.
  • * Dryden
  • So take the corn and leave the chaff behind.
  • By extension, any excess or unwanted material, resource, or person; anything worthless.
  • There are plenty of good books on the subject, but take care to separate the wheat from the chaff .
  • * Shakespeare
  • the chaff and ruin of the times
  • Loose material dropped from aircraft specifically to interfere with radar detection.
  • Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
  • * Wyatt
  • By adding chaff' to his corn, the horse must take more time to eat it. In this way ' chaff is very useful.
  • Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.
  • Derived terms

    * separate the wheat from the chaff

    See also

    * bran

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.
  • To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.