[ in-tur-puh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˌtɜr pəˈleɪ ʃən /


the act or process of interpolating or the state of being interpolated.
something interpolated, as a passage introduced into a text.
  1. the process of determining the value of a function between two points at which it has prescribed values.
  2. a similar process using more than two points at which the function has prescribed values.
  3. the process of approximating a given function by using its values at a discrete set of points.

Origin of interpolation

First recorded in 1605–15, interpolation is from the Latin word interpolātiōn- (stem of interpolātiō). See interpolate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM interpolation

non·in·ter·po·la·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for interpolation

/ (ɪnˌtɜːpəˈleɪʃən) /


the act of interpolating or the state of being interpolated
something interpolated
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