- 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.
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.
And the insertion of technology into clothes raises a host of potential problems: what if you outgrow the shirt?
Worst of all would be the insertion of U.S. conventional forces in large numbers.
I thought it was this interesting way of creating this insertion to the architecture of his own book.
Its shape is exactly the same as a lead probe figured by Par for the insertion of the apolinose.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times|John Stewart Milne
The other two parts are the opposite ends, and are commonly called the origin and insertion of the muscle.Popular Education|Ira Mayhew
Three or more openings are provided through this moulding material by the insertion of wood or pipe forms.Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting|Harold P. Manly
The ground between the ornaments has been cut down, probably for the insertion of niello or enamel colour.Finger-Ring Lore|William Jones
The necessity for this insertion shows that Westphal's transposition is not in itself an easy one.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music|David Binning Monro
British Dictionary definitions for insertion
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.