intercalation

[ in-tur-kuh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˌtɜr kəˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of intercalating; insertion or interpolation, as in a series.
something that is intercalated; interpolation.

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Origin of intercalation

First recorded in 1570–80, intercalation is from the Latin word intercalātiōn- (stem of intercalātiō). See intercalate, -ion
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