- the act of inserting: the insertion of a coin in a vending machine.
- something inserted: an insertion in the middle of a paragraph.
- Botany, Zoology.
- the manner or place of attachment, as of an organ.
- attachment of a part or organ, with special reference to the site or manner of such attachment.
- lace, embroidery, or the like, to be sewn at each edge between parts of other material.
- Aerospace. injection(def 6).
Origin of insertion
Examples from the Web for insertion
Not only did the insertion work, the extra base pair was kept by offspring of the original bacterium.Synthetic DNA: The New Drug Makers?
May 18, 2014
And the insertion of technology into clothes raises a host of potential problems: what if you outgrow the shirt?Is Wearable Technology a Fad or the Future?
January 9, 2014
Worst of all would be the insertion of U.S. conventional forces in large numbers.Obama’s Haqqani Dilemma
September 28, 2011
I thought it was this interesting way of creating this insertion to the architecture of his own book.The David Foster Wallace Generation
Seth Colter Walls
April 7, 2011
It, unfortunately, arrived too late for insertion at p. 129.The Works of Aphra Behn
Regularity of insertion is just as important as clever phrasing.The Clock that Had no Hands
Radix: base of wings, and their point of insertion; see pteropega.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
He requested the insertion of a G-sharp between, thus completing his triad.
The Composer, however, observed the hiatus, and directed the insertion of two rests.
- the act of inserting or something that is inserted
- a word, sentence, correction, etc, inserted into text, such as a newspaper
- a strip of lace, embroidery, etc, between two pieces of material
- anatomy the point or manner of attachment of a muscle to the bone that it moves
- botany the manner or point of attachment of one part to another
Word Origin and History for insertion
1590s, "act of putting in," from Late Latin insertionem (nominative insertio), noun of action from past participle stem of inserere (see insert). Meaning "that which is inserted" attested from 1620s.
- The point or mode of attachment of a skeletal muscle to the bone or other body part that it moves.
- The placing of a dental prosthesis in the mouth.