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English noun: interpolation

1. interpolation (communication) a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted

SamplesWith the help of his friend's interpolations his story was eventually told.
With many insertions in the margins.


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance

2. interpolation (cognition) (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known

Broader (hypernym)calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning

Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

3. interpolation (act) the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts

Synonymsinterjection, interpellation, interposition

Broader (hypernym)break, disruption, gap, interruption

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