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1. To come in collision; to be in opposition; to clash; as, interfering claims, or commands.

2. To enter into, or take a part in, the concerns of others; to intermeddle; to interpose. To interfere with party disputes. (Swift) There was no room for anyone to interfere with his own opinions. (bp. Warburton)

3. To strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs; sometimes said of a human being, but usually of a horse; as, the horse interferes.

4. (Science: physics) to act reciprocally, so as to augment, diminish, or otherwise affect one another; said of waves, rays of light, heat, etc. See interference.

5. To cover the same ground; to claim the same invention.

Synonym: to interpose, intermeddle. See interpose.

Origin: OF. Entreferir to strike each other; entre between (L. Inter) _ OF. Ferir to strike, f. Ferir, fr. L. Ferire. See ferula.

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Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... environments, the differing selection pressures push the population genetics in different directions, and gene flow between the populations interferes with this necessary divergence. An examples is the great tits on Vlieland in the Netherlands. One Vlieland population recieves more gene ...

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Re: Body's electrical current

Yes, I have done this too, in fact my doctor's record it because I have an unnatural high flow of electricity in my body that sometimes interferes with my heart and my body and makes me twitch. I do not know anyone else who had such a dangerous level within their body, however, I can give ...

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by Fledgling
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:31 am
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Topic: Body's electrical current
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... and then open it up to the public. The youtube video is not an official test - it's merely to give credence there is a possible mechanism that interferes with electronics. I'd really need people who do it naturally. My issue would be, what would the experiment's control for the electronic device ...

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by JoshuaFlynn
Fri May 25, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body
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Re: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body

... into a room and television and radio stations were static. I think I'm a pretty stable person, but this electromagnetic issue, if it really is, interferes with my life!

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by fiscalfairy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:35 am
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Topic: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body
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Was the doctor's decision ethical? Why?

... depends on circumstances and our perceptions and interpretations of right and wrong of any situation. When what we believe to be ethical interferes with our survival due to circumstance change, our ethical values must change or we would die. The most vivid example of this is condoning ...

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by Cat
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:30 pm
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Topic: Was the doctor's decision ethical? Why?
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