and computer communication
, the term network interface
has the following meanings:
- The point of interconnection between a user terminal and a private or public network.
- The network card on a computer is sometimes casually called network interface.
- The point of interconnection between the public switched network and a privately owned terminal. In the USA, Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47, part 68, stipulates the interface parameters.
- The point of interconnection between one network and another network.
Source: from Federal Standard 1037C
and from MIL-STD-188