intercalation

[ in-tur-kuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ɪnˌtɜr kəˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun

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

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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intercalation


n.

1570s, from Latin intercalationem (nominative intercalatio) "insertion of an intercalary day," noun of action from past participle stem of intercalare (see intercalate).

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