- the process of determining the value of a function between two points at which it has prescribed values.
- a similar process using more than two points at which the function has prescribed values.
- the process of approximating a given function by using its values at a discrete set of points.
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Origin of interpolation
OTHER WORDS FROM interpolationnon·in·ter·po·la·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for interpolation
The chief objection is the implied crossing of the sea during the migration from Tulan, which may be an interpolation.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5|Hubert Howe Bancroft
These facts are not due to inconsistent interpolation of corslets into the work of this post-Christian poet Quintus.
However, it is certainly remarkable that the interpolation was not made by one of the interpolators of critical theory.
Cauer remarks that the possibility of "interpolation" "began only after the fixing of the text by Pisistratus."
This entry is an interpolation in a list of mayors and sheriffs in a different handwriting.The Science of Fairy Tales|Edwin Sidney Hartland