- 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.
- interpleural space,
- interpolated extrasystole,
Origin of interpolation
Examples from the Web for interpolation
Nevertheless, that is what happens, and it is impossible to tell where the authentic text ends and the interpolation begins.Musical Memories|Camille Saint-Sans
Hence by interpolation the exact balance is found to correspond to 18·177 strokes per minute.Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
The original text has here this interpolation, 'who was the presbyter nanda at that time,' of course bracketed by the editor.The Gtakaml|rya Sra
When men interpolate, it is because they believe their interpolation seriously needed.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume IV.|Thomas Paine
It does not follow that these differences should be used for interpolation.
1610s, from French interpolation (early 17c.), or directly from Latin interpolationem (nominative interpolatio), noun of action from past participle stem of interpolare (see interpolate).