Interfered vs Interrupted - What's the difference?

interfered | interrupted |

As verbs the difference between interfered and interrupted

is that interfered is (interfere) while interrupted is (interrupt).




  • (interfere)

  • interfere


    Alternative forms

    * enterfere (obsolete)


  • To get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance.
  • I always try not to interfere with other people’s 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




  • (interrupt)

  • interrupt



    (en verb)
  • To disturb or halt an ongoing process or action by interfering suddenly.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Do not interrupt me in my course.
  • * , chapter=3
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.}}
  • To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of.
  • The evenness of the road was not interrupted by a single hill.
  • (computing) To assert to a computer that an exceptional condition must be handled.
  • Antonyms

    * continue * resume


    (wikipedia interrupt) (en noun)
  • (computing) An event that causes a computer to temporarily cease what it was doing and attend to a condition
  • The interrupt caused the packet handler routine to run.

    Derived terms

    * hardware interrupt * interrupt handler * non-maskable interrupt, NMI * software interrupt