- the act or process of interpolating or the state of being interpolated.
- something interpolated, as a passage introduced into a text.
- the process of determining the value of a function between two points at which it has prescribed values.
- a similar process using more than two points at which the function has prescribed values.
- the process of approximating a given function by using its values at a discrete set of points.
Origin of interpolation
Examples from the Web for interpolation
Whether he heard the interpolation or not, is somewhat doubtful.Shoulder-Straps
Her tale was short and lightly told, with an interpolation now and then by Kitty.The Lure of the Mask
The passage in question has all the appearance of an interpolation by some scribe.The Hindu-Arabic Numerals
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“—And I believed you, and you know it,” she finished, not noticing his interpolation.A Woman's Will
Neither Jane nor Cleigh apparently heard this interpolation.The Pagan Madonna
- the act of interpolating or the state of being interpolated
- something interpolated
Word Origin and History for interpolation
1610s, from French interpolation (early 17c.), or directly from Latin interpolationem (nominative interpolatio), noun of action from past participle stem of interpolare (see interpolate).