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interleave

[ in-ter-leev ]
/ 藢瑟n t蓹r藞liv /
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verb (used with object), in路ter路leaved, in路ter路leav路ing.
to provide blank leaves in (a book) for notes or written comments.
to insert blank leaves between (the regular printed leaves).
to insert something alternately and regularly between the pages or parts of: Interleave the eight-page form with carbon paper.
to insert (material) alternately and regularly between the pages or parts of something else: Interleave carbon paper between the pages of the form.
Computers.
  1. to arrange (an operation) so that two or more programs, sets of instructions, etc., are performed in an alternating fashion.
  2. to mix (data and control characters) in a single operation.
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Origin of interleave

First recorded in 1660鈥70; inter- + leave3

OTHER WORDS FROM interleave

un路in路ter路leaved, adjective
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How to use interleave in a sentence

  • Let a servitor transcribe the quotations, and interleave them with references to save time.

    Rowlandson's Oxford|A. Hamilton Gibbs

British Dictionary definitions for interleave

interleave
/ (藢瑟nt蓹藞li藧v) /

verb (tr)
(often foll by with) to intersperse (with), esp alternately, as the illustrations in a book (with protective leaves)
to provide (a book) with blank leaves for notes, etc, or to protect illustrations
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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