- to introduce (something additional or extraneous) between other things or parts; interject; interpose; intercalate.
- Mathematics. to insert, estimate, or find an intermediate term in (a sequence).
- to alter (a text) by the insertion of new matter, especially deceptively or without authorization.
- to insert (new or spurious matter) in this manner.
- to make an interpolation.
Origin of interpolate
Examples from the Web for interpolator
The hand of the adapter, the interpolator and the reviser is unmistakably present.The Truth About Jesus is He a Myth?
M. M. Mangasarian
We cannot forthwith declare the two passages to be the work of an interpolator.
But surely an interpolator must have been aware that this was their attitude from the outset.The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study
William Heaford Daubney
He fully condemns these lines as the work of an interpolator.
Interpolator B was responsible for the great bulk of the interpolations: episodes from other cycles and "theologizing" matter.
- to insert or introduce (a comment, passage, etc) into (a conversation, text, etc)
- to falsify or alter (a text, manuscript, etc) by the later addition of (material, esp spurious or valueless passages)
- (intr) to make additions, interruptions, or insertions
- maths to estimate (a value of a function) between the values already known or determinedCompare extrapolate (def. 1)
Word Origin and History for interpolator
1650s, from Latin interpolator, agent noun from past participle stem of interpolare (see interpolate).
1610s, "to alter or enlarge (a writing) by inserting new material," from Latin interpolatus, past participle of interpolare "alter, freshen up, polish;" of writing, "falsify," from inter- "up" (see inter-) + polare, related to polire "to smoothe, polish." Sense evolved in Latin from "refurbish," to "alter appearance of," to "falsify (especially by adding new material)." Middle English had interpolen (early 15c.) in a similar sense. Related: Interpolated; interpolating.