When discussing waves in introductory university physics is there an important distinction to be made between the terms "superposition" and "interference?"
It seems to me that superposition is a principle concept and interference is a descriptor of the phenomenon when superposition happens, but there's not a big reason to draw any kind of "line" between the two. Waves superpose; waves interfere.
Maybe superposition is the more general of the two terms and is something which is always happening. Would one reserve "interference" to a pseudo-steady-state behavior that we see in double-slits, diffraction gratings, and standing waves?